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

2 The Final Frontier

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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  6 th 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!  Edward_Strivens@health.qld.gov.au (Geriatrician) –0417 607 891  Peter_Boyd@health.qld.gov.au (Director of Medicine)  Ashim_Sinha@health.qld.gov.au (DPT)


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