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1 Geriatric Medicine Advanced Training in Cairns
Dr Eddy Strivens Regional Geriatrician Far North Queensland Australia

2 The Final Frontier


4 Cairns Base Hospital Tertiary Teaching Hospital
Clinical school of James Cook University Teaching and research opportunities

5 What Cairns has to Offer?
Up to 12 month Core training in Geriatric Medicine Accredited AT Supervisor Rotation options including Outreach, ACAT cover, Rehabilitation, Acute General and Geriatric Medicine New mobile GEM program to commence in 2009

6 Research Previous projects include work on Indigenous Aged Care, Orthogeriatrics and Models of Service Delivery Recently completed a validation study of an Indigenous Cognitive Assessment tool

7 Outreach Opportunities to participate in Outreach Geriatrics to Cape York, the Torres Strait and Western Tablelands Outreach procedural General Medicine terms may also be arranged

8 Lifestyle Reef, rainforest, outback all within a day
International airport with cheap daily flights to most capital cities and easy access to Asia and beyond 6th fasted growing city in Australia Great nightlife, restaurants and local food

9 Contacts Please don’t hesitate to contact one of us if interested in pursuing a year in the Tropics (P.S. If you’re feeling cold down South as winter deepens, it’s a clear, sunny 24 deg C here today! (Geriatrician) (Director of Medicine) (DPT)

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