Experience GP

What is GP

Are you a medical student or pre-vocational doctor wanting to learn more about general practice? GPEx has several programs that introduce you to the general practice specialty and allow you to experience what it is like to be a GP. Find out more below.

GPEx Career-Based Mentoring

Are you exploring or planning the next chapter in your medical career? Let us help! Career-based mentoring is a process which focuses on helping you achieve your professional goals. The GPEx career-based mentoring program gives you an opportunity to connect with a GP career-based mentor to have a chat about the reality of urban and/or rural General Practice to help you determine whether GP might be the specialty career for you. Our GP mentors have a range of expertise in the diverse specialty of general practice, and can share their experiences and discuss a possible pathway to applying to general practice. The program enables you to meet with a GP mentor and discuss your queries over two sessions. Mentors can connect you with further information and provide resources to find out more about opportunities in the general practice specialty. Please note that GPEx considers your interests and mentor availability when matching you with a mentor. Meet your Mentors!

GPEx Exposure Program

GPEx’s Exposure Program provides opportunities for high school students, university students, and pre-vocational doctors to experience general practice.  

Here is just some of the feedback we have received from previous participants: 

“Lovely day that gave me a real insight into the everyday life and training pathway of a rural GP.” 

“The trip provided me with a deeper insight into what life is like for a rural GP.” 

“I enjoyed understanding more about specialities as a GP. I also really enjoyed the clinical skills.” 

GPEx works closely with the Flinders Rural Health SA Clinical School, Adelaide Rural Clinical School, Local Health Networks, and medical student groups, including the Adelaide Medical Student’s Society (AMSS), Adelaide University Rural Health Alliance (AURHA), Flinders Medical Students’ Society (FMSS), and Flinders University Rural Health Society (FURHS), to deliver these programs. GPEx is also a proud sponsor of the AMSS, AURHA, FMSS, FURHS, and Insight Global Health

Are you preparing for a general practice placement? Find out more about the basics of general practice by accessing this free online course. 

An Introduction to General Practice

The module covers how general practice is structured in Australia, including:

  • an overview of the MBS and PBS;
  • how to refer to specialists and manage consultations; and
  • how to practise medicine in a culturally respectful, safe and appropriate manner.

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