Overview

Your education and training is our priority. Corowa Medical Centre has four qualified supervisors, and all are committed to and passionate about teaching the next generation of Doctors. As a GP registrar, you will be working in a supportive clinic environment. You will have access to a variety of experiences, and all the support you need from our highly experienced medical educators and GP supervisors.

At Corowa Medical Centre you have the choice to receive training through RACGP or ACRRM pathways.

Corowa Medical Centre is a new purpose built medical centre co-located with community health and the Corowa Hospital.

When you live and work in Corowa you enjoy a simple and relaxed lifestyle and a great work/life balance.

Located on the Murray River, Corowa is only 30-45 minutes away from two major regional cities, Albury Wodonga, and Wangaratta, offering you the benefits of capital cities a short drive away

With locations in both Corowa and Rutherglen, Corowa Medical Centre is a longstanding and leading practice where you have access to a range of General and Obstetric medicine.

Our experienced team of doctors are highly qualified, with extensive experience across a range of medicine. We are also committed to continuing professional development and training to ensure you have access to up-to-date knowledge and extensive experience across a range of medicine.

Corowa Medical Centre is an accredited teaching practice and involved in the teaching of Medical Students and post-graduate education (GP Registrar).

History

Corowa Medical Centre has been serving the region for over 100 years. Initially started in 1910 by Dr Barnard. In 1978  the purpose-built rooms were established on the location that we still occupy.

Corowa Medical Centre has continued to grow, reflecting the ongoing patient health focus. A number of major renovations have been carried out to expand the Centre over the years, and with this growth, additional Doctors and have joined the practice. This has allowed us to provide a range of health services to the surrounding communities.

Providing much needed medical services to the cross-border region of Corowa Rutherglen has always been the priority of our Doctors and will continue to be into the future.

College accreditation RACGP
ACRRM
Pathway Rural
Practice Information
Number of doctors 10
Number of supervisors 4
Number of visiting specialists 4
Number of rooms 15
Billing Mixed
Allied health professionals Podiatry, Pathology, Diabetes Educator, Dietitian, Asthma Educator, Mental Health Nurse
Nursing Staff

The modern, purpose built facility has three treatment rooms that is used for general family medicine, lesions and other minor surgery, wound management, ECGs, immunisations and health assessments. We have several members of the nursing team, with a dedicated Chronic Disease Management Nurse, and a Nurse for the coordination of he needs of our DVA patients.

Additional learning opportunities
Small group learning
Clinical meetings
Assisting with procedures
Supervisor Special Interests

Cardiology, skin cancer and skin diseases, complex medical problems, obstetrics, emergency medicine and anesthetics.

General Facilities/ Services

At Corowa Medical Centre, you will have a varied and rewarding career. Corowa Medical Centre is a reputable, friendly, teaching practice supporting the training of GP registrars and medical students from the University of Melbourne Rural School.

Your education and training is our priority. Corowa Medical Centre has five qualified supervisors, and all are passionate and committed to teaching the next generation of Doctors.

You will be supported with formal teaching sessions, clinical meetings, and onsite support and supervision at all times. Your supervisor or a senior Doctor is always accessible for support.

As a GP registrar, you will be working in a supportive clinic environment. You will have access to a variety of experiences, including:

General Practice Clinic
Emergency Department Presentation
Hospital In-patient Work

During your training period, you’ll get all the support you need from our highly experienced medical educators and GP supervisors.

The medical center is co-located with community health and the Corowa Hospital. All doctors are on the VMO roster at the Corowa Hospital and participate in the after hours on-call roster with a commitment of 1:8 to 1:12. You will always be rostered on with a Senior Doctor whilst you are on call.

Training Expectations
Practice opening hours Monday - Friday 9 am - 5.30 pm, Saturday Sunday and Public Holidays have Short emergency clinics which the On-call Doctors will cover.
College Requirements Full time training requires 38 hrs per week employed averaged over 4 weeks. Less than 38 hours per week employed is part time training.
Saturday and Sunday work Short Emergency clinic from 9.30 am- 11am Saturday, and 9.30am-10.30am Sunday Doctors are rostered to attend this Clinic
On-call work 1:8 Roster, We ensure that there are always 2 VMO's on call, and our registrars are always rostered on with a Senior Doctor
Out of practice visits

Nursing Home Visits- Corowa Medical Centre provides care to all patients at the Corowa Nursing Home, which is co-located with the medical centre and Southern Cross Care, which is less then a kilometre away from the medical centre.

Public holiday work

Public holidays worked rostered and are shared among all our VMO’s throughout the year.

Key contact: Kristen Mann
Address: 61 Guy Street COROWA
Telephone: 02 6030 5500
Fax: 02 6030 5599
Email address for applications: corowamed@corowamed.com.au
Website: http://www.corowamed.com.au/

Capacity information for 2020 currently not available in the portal – please contact REAPS

Local Hospital Information
Hospital affiliations

Corowa Medical Centre is co located with the Corowa Hospital, which is an 18 bed hospital that employs 125 staff to deliver a range of medical, surgical, emergency, aged and community health services.

An outpatient Transitional Rehabilitation Aged Care Service assists people to recover in the comfort of their own home.

Hospital admission rights/ privileges

Our team at Corowa Medical Centre will help you to complete all of the required documentation to get full admitting and visiting rights at the Corowa Hospital.

On-call

On Call requirements are dependent on the number of Doctors on the VMO roster, but is a minimum of 1:8

GP Advanced Skills opportunities
Anaesthetics
Our Community

Nestled on the banks of the Murray River, Corowa is a classic country town, where people genuinely care about their community. The birthplace of Australian Federation, Corowa is 609km south-west of Sydney, 299km north of Melbourne and an hour west of Albury.

There is a wealth of history to uncover in Corowa about rural life and politics in 19th-century Australia. In 1893, the historic Federation Conference took place here, paving the way for Australia’s first national government and Corowa has many fine examples of traditional 19th century architecture that are easy to explore..

If you are interested in Australian history, taking a self guided tour around the town or just relaxing on the beautiful banks of the Mighty Murray River. Corowa is close to the foothills of the snow resorts.
Other activities include golf, tennis, bowling, horseracing, fishing, rowing, an abundance of water sports and sky diving just to name a few.

There are also local wineries to tour in Corowa and the surrounding area of Rutherglen.

Population: Corowa's Population is approximately 5500, with the median age of 49 according to the 2016 Census

Community groups
Parents’ clubs
School clubs
Spiritual groups
Travel
Public transport There is a regular Bus service to Albury and Wangaratta connecting to the V Line train Service to Melbourne and Sydney
Nearest airport Albury Airport
Access and distances to major centres or nearby towns

Corowa is 609km south-west of Sydney
299km north of Melbourne
30- 40 minutes west of Albury.
and approximately 40 minutes from Wangaratta and Yarrawonga/ Mulwala

Schooling
Child care
Kindergarten
Primary
Secondary
Tertiary
Additional Information

Childcare and Preschool- There are several Childcare and Preschool opportunities for young children both sides of the border.

Primary School- There are also several Primary schools locally. In Corowa township there is;  Corowa Public School, South Corowa Public School, and St Mary’s Public School. Across the border in Victoria; Wahgunyah Public School and Rutherglen Public School within a 10 Minute Drive,  There are also before and After school care opportunities available.

High Schools- Corowa High, Rutherglen High, and several school buses that take children to High Schools in Wangaratta and Albury daily

Tertiary- Charles Sturt University and Latrobe University are approximately 40 minutes away in Albury, and local TAFE in Corowa which has a variety of courses available

Please speak to Kristen about Education activities, we are more then happy to help to find the perfect fit for schooling for your family.

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