As the dust settles across universities from O-week festivities, six GPSN clubs across five states saw an enormous reward for their effort – an incredible 590 new sign-ups, and counting!
A particular congratulations to the University of Queensland team, who recruited 346 new students.
One of GPSN’s key functions is attracting medical students from around Australia to the GP specialty early in their career. Through 21 local clubs, GPSN offers a taste of what’s ahead for budding future GPs – unforgettable opportunities like Farm Stay highlight potential employment and lifestyle options in rural and remote areas.
GPSN Chair Saleha Khan said it was a “great way to start 2022” and that she was “so proud and humbled” at the number of sign-ups.
“Wherever you’re studying medicine in Australia, GPSN offers the unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with like-minded individuals from other medical schools,” said Khan.
“For those looking to immerse themselves in rural and indigenous health, we are excited to again run the Cultural Rural Immersion Camp, offering a chance to engage in experiences and skills not taught in medical school.”
Aside from social events spanning the calendar year, members also have access to a broad range of activities such as clinical skills sessions, study and exam preparation, and career information. Nationally, GPSN offers its members the chance to attend camps, conferences and seminars, fostering peer support, networking and career development.
GPRA is proud to support this stage of the GP pipeline for aspiring young doctors, and would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new members, who represent the next generation of general practitioners.