Train as a GP
We provide specialised education and expert training solutions for doctors who choose to specialise in General Practice in urban, rural and remote locations across South Australia.
GPEx offers a well-supported and individualised, self-directed journey to becoming a qualified specialist GP.
Why train with GPEx?
Our vocational training program offers:
- Diversity: Gain hands-on experience in your choice of urban, rural and/or remote training posts across South Australia. We’ll ensure you see a wide variety of patient presentations across community healthcare settings. You can choose from posts as far ranging an Aboriginal Health placement in the remote Oak Valley, a Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) position based in Port Augusta, an Anaesthetic advance skills placement in Mount Gambier or a specialist General Practice in Aldinga.
- Flexibility: Choose from a range of GP career pathways and training locations with the opportunity to sub-specialise in a variety of procedural and non-procedural disciplines. We offer flexibility within your pathway training experience, such as rural locations on the General Pathway, as well as life outside of training to cater for your individual circumstances and family needs.
- Community: At GPEx you’re not just a number, you’ll be part of the GPEx community. You’ll feel valued, supported and mentored by our team of Medical Educators, Program Training Advisors, GP supervisors and practice staff, and welcomed by the wider GPEx support services team. You will be assigned your own support team including a Program Training Advisor, Medical Educator and Training Supervisor , who will work with you to personalise your training and support you in your journey to Fellowship.
GPEx training program
GPEx registrars (our GPs in training) gain hands-on experience via an apprentice-style system of supervised training in general practice.
A day in the life of a GPEx registrar may involve patient consults with experienced doctors close by, informal corridor teaching and dedicated formal teaching time each week. Many rural-based GP training clinics also support their local hospital with an inpatients and on-call service, as well as anaesthetics and obstetrics if you have the qualifications.
This is complemented by the latest in technology-assisted learning, dedicated teaching times, regular workshops delivered by Medical Educators and comprehensive exam preparation.
During your training you will attend;
- An orientation workshop
- An Aboriginal Health and culture workshop
- Advanced Life Support (ALS)
- A Wellbeing workshop
- 10 face-to-face workshops with your Medical Educator
- The opportunity to participate in a variety of non-mandatory workshops, webinars and exam preparation activities.
You will be supported by innovative online programs to assist with your education and learning goals.
The GPEx team of Medical Educators and Program Coordinator will work closely with you to provide personalised advice, mentoring, and support throughout your journey.
We’ll inspire and prepare you to become an exceptional GP.