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What You Need to Know About General Practice

What You Need to Know About General Practice
What You Need to Know About General Practice

Ask any GP Registrar if General Practice is all coughs and colds or ‘tears and smears’, definitely not it! The diversity of patients and medical presentations is one of the most extremely enjoyable aspects of many GPs who thrive on the variety and thrill of being unsure of and what will come through the door next. Unlike many other specialities, Gps unit are able to offer holistic continuity of take care of their patients, building ongoing relationships as they treat patients and their own families over their lifespan. GPs can play an important role in preventative medicine and also diagnose life threatening and serious health concerns. As a GP you have the power to make a real difference not only in one life, but in many. As a GP you decide where you work and what hours, tailoring your workload to suit your stage of life and career. This overall flexibility creates opportunities to pursue other career interests, have a family, travel, accumulate your savings or enjoy a 9-5 lifestyle. The GP training curriculum is funded by the Federal Government and there are a number of financial incentives programs for GP trainees undertaking outer metropolitan, rural or remote placements. Not only funded, but fast! The GP training program is typically a 3 year program, with the first year hospital based. This implies you can apply as soon as your Intern year and may be in a position to complete your first Resident year as part of your GP training. Alternatively you can apply as a Citizen and could qualify for recognition of prior learning which can lessen your training time.

There is enormous variety in the size and structure of practices where you will undertake your training. Many training practices will have several Doctors, as well as Practice Managers and Practice Nurses enabling you to do what you do best, in a supportive, interactive environment. During your GP Training you are always supported by experienced GP Supervisors and Medical Educators from your training organisation. At any one time there are many GP Registrars in special skills posts pursuing their interest in paediatrics, anaesthesia, obstetrics, emergency medicine and academia, just to name a few. The GP training curriculum offers all GP Registrars and chance to pursue a sub-specialty with their choice. As the first point of contact, one of the most challenging, but also the most rewarding and satisfying roles of any GP is diagnosing medical presentations. Making the right diagnosis can be daunting as a new GP but throughout your training you will usually have your Supervisor there to help you improve your skills. Being truly a GP you find the highs with the lows, treating not just the sick patients but managing patients during positive times in their life such as pregnancy and focusing on preventative health outcomes.

Thinking of a career on the whole practice? Good choice! We believe the foundations of general practice are better than previously.

  • General practice is valued inside our community and definitely will continue to provide patient centred care to individuals and their own families
  • General practice is the centre of primary health within our communities
  • Demand for GPs is high and increasing
  • Current GPs play a vital role in shaping the next generation of general practitioners
  • GP training practices have a recognised capacity and commitment to support working out of GP registrars

General Practice would suit you if you:

  • can tolerate uncertainty
  • get bored easily
  • are community minded
  • have good communication skills
  • want to make a difference in primary health care
  • like people and are people centred

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