Trainee Positions At Gold Coast Health

Gold Coast Health
Gold Coast University Hospital
1 Hospital Boulevard
QLD, 4215

Contact Details

Dr Sam Heshmat
Phone : 07 5687 0262
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Training Positions : 3
Elective Training Positions : 0
Fellowships : 2 (MS)

Core Position Descriptions
Trainees will spend 4 months in stroke at GCUH, 4 months in general neurology at GCUH and 4 months at the outpatient clinics at GCUH and Robina Hospital.

Elective Position Descriptions
An additional elective position is available in multiple sclerosis, being a combination of research and clinical work. Prospective applicants should contact Professor Simon Broadley, email

Hospital Information

Gold Coast Health includes two major campuses, Gold Coast University Hospital (at Southport) and Robina Hospital, with over 1,100 beds. It provides health care not only to the Gold Coast but also to northern New South Wales, servicing a population of approximately 1 million. Neurology services include intravenous thrombosis and endovascular intervention for acute stroke, video-EEG monitoring for seizure classification and pre-surgical evaluation in epilepsy, infusional therapies for Parkinson disease and administration of the latest disease-modifying therapies in multiple sclerosis.

Department Beds :

Department Clinics

Department Specialty Clinics
Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular, Stroke

Department Meetings
Weekly: clinical case presentation, neuroradiology, stroke multidisciplinary team
Monthly: journal club, quality & safety, morbidity & mortality, clinical coding

Department Staff
Dr Rick Adams
Dr Peter Bailey
Prof. Simon Broadley
Dr Koshy George
Dr Sam Heshmat
Dr Kate Lilley
Dr Meena Raj
A/Prof. Arman Sabet
Dr Gaurav Singh
Dr Meng Tan
Dr Lyndal Van Leer
Dr Viral Upadhyay

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Other junior doctors include 3 Neurology PHO/Fellows, 1 basic physician trainee and 3 resident medical officers.

Trainee Responsibilities
Advanced trainees will coordinate care of inpatients admitted under neurology, deal with inpatient consultation requests from other services, evaluate patients presenting to the Emergency Department and see outpatients in general neurology and subspecialties. After hours will include reviewing neurology patients approximately 1 in 5-6 weekends.

Selection Criteria
Candidates will apply to the Queensland RMO Campaign as well as to ANZAN.

Philosophy Of Training

  • We aim to provide the best neurology training in Queensland Australia the world.

  • Education in neurology encompasses technical and non-technical knowledge in equal measure.

  • Learning requires clinical experience, always with close consultant support, and opportunity to reflect on encounters.

  • Involvement in other activities, e.g., quality improvement, supporting basic physician training, research, is encouraged.

  • Trainee well-being is paramount.

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