There are many reasons to choose General Practice as your medical speciality.

As a GP you can take your career anywhere, from the city to the country to the furthest reaches of remote Australia and beyond.


An introduction to General Practice

It’s a profession that offers both challenges and rewards, plus diversity, flexibility and community support at all stages of your career. A key attraction is the opportunity to provide continuity of care, allowing you to build life-long patient relationships like no other speciality.

You’ll have the opportunity to apply your investigatory skills and take a holistic approach to patient health.

No two days will be the same. You’ll treat a range of patient presentations, from acute, complex and chronic conditions through to the prevention of illness, early intervention and promotion of wellbeing and health.

You can work as a sole practitioner, a partner in a practice or sub-specialise in a range of medical disciplines such as paediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics, surgery, medical education and research, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, to name a few.

Fellowships allow GPs to:

  • Work unsupervised in general practice anywhere in Australia.
  • Be recognised as a Fellow via reciprocal arrangements with New Zealand (ACRRM and RACGP), Canada (ACRRM and RACGP) and Ireland (RACGP only).
  • Claim A1 Medicare rebates.

“Since the bushfire crisis started a few weeks ago, my experiences working as a GP registrar have confirmed to me, yet again, that General Practice training is the perfect fit for me. I have seen patients whose houses have burnt down, those affected by smoke, and those who have been significantly distressed by the unfolding events. Being able to help and comfort these people, in their community, at their time of need, has been incredibly rewarding for me. It has reinforced the deeply meaningful role that GPs have in their community. Completing the first year of the GPEx training program in 2019 was an enjoyable challenge.”

Dr Kate Wheldrake, GP Registrar, January 2020

If you’re seeking a rewarding and intellectually challenging medical career, general practice may be the specialty for you.

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