Want in-depth insight into general practice?

Our futureGP stories take a look at what real GPs—from across Australia—are doing in general practice, learn how you can tailor your training pathway to make your career as a GP as unique as you are.

With stories that span Australia (from Palm Island to Perth), explore the wide range of career pathways and diversity of opportunities available within general practice.

The GPRA team present insights from GPs, GP trainees, and key leaders in the profession, so take a journey into general practice below.

Dr Rebecca Alvarez

Townsville, Queensland

Resilience, passion, and a deep-seated commitment to community

To truly discover what makes Rebecca the inspirational First Nations doctor she is today, it’s best to reflect on Rebecca’s journey to becoming a GP – a story of resilience, passion, and a deep-seated commitment to her community…

Dr Daniel Mogg

Canberra, Aust Capital Territory

The essence of compassionate care and holistic healing

Currently working in the ACT at a practice in the outer suburbs of our nation’s capital, Daniel splits his time between clinical practice, working at the Australian National University (ANU) Medical School doing both teaching and research, and now at GPRA helping to drive forward medical education and resources for its almost 20,000 members…

Dr Tim Wiles

Castlemaine, Victoria

Bridging hope and health for youth in rural Victoria

Having studied Medical Science at the Australian National University in Canberra, and later Medicine at the University of Melbourne, Tim’s path was illuminated by the rural clinical school placements that took him through various towns…

Dr Tatsuo Nagashima

Brisbane, Australia

An inspiration to other new Fellows interested in setting up their own practice
Dr Rachel Melhem

Melbourne, Victoria

Bridging compassion and expertise through a placement at headspace
Dr Sandhli Sharma

Ipswich, Queensland

Using her father’s inspiration to become a GP

Dr Melody Jackson

Sydney, New South Wales

Breastfeeding and beyond

In the bustling suburb of Bella Vista in Sydney, Dr Melody Jackson is making a significant impact on the lives of mothers and infants as a General Practitioner and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Dr Han Nyi Naing

Alice Springs, Northern Territory

“I have been here for over five years now and never regretted choosing Alice.”

For Dr Han Nyi Naing, it was the heartbreaking experience of watching from afar a military coup in his home country which proved to be a life-changing moment in his journey to becoming a GP.

Dr Kylie Parry

Glen Innes, New South Wales

Making a positive change

“I didn’t really believe I could be a doctor before she showed me the way. It was a daunting prospect, but I took the leap, inspired by my Elders and family, and I’m so glad I did…”

Dr Dan Wilde

Darwin, Northern Territory

The sky is the limit

In his second year of medical school, Dr Dan Wilde fell in love with the idea of being a GP in a small town.

Dr Kali Hayward

Adelaide, South Australia

‘I found my calling’ Grassroots change

After enrolling in medicine and doing placements in general practice, Kali found her calling. “I became a GP to work closely with my community and to give back to my community.”

Dr Jess Tidemann

Canberra, Aust. Capital Territory

Being an advocate for change and justice
Major (Dr) Bob Worswick

Canberra, Aust. Capital Territory

A Major supporter of Rural Generalism
Dr Rebekah Hoffman

Mittagong, New South Wales

Dip your toes into academia

Dr Shaun Hosein

Sunshine Coast & Palm Island, Queensland

‘I’m far from the traditional GP’

“As a GP you deal with anything and everything that walks through the door, and you have zero minutes of notice.”

Dr Tarek Shalabi

Gold Coast, Queensland

Skin in the game: preventing ‘nasty’ cancers
Dr Naomi Harris

Moe South, Victoria

Footy, fighting, and career flexibility
Dr Krystyna de Lange

Brisbane, Queensland

Talking GP special interests

Dr Lisa Fraser

Gordonvale, Queensland

New Fellow, new life challenge

“Medical education is something that I look forward to…it lifts me up and give me new interest in my clinical work.”

Dr James Robinson

Kettering, Tasmania

An important need for endocrinology in the community setting
Professor Paul Worley

Yankalilla, South Australia

Called to be an advocate
Dr Bree Wright

Perth, Western Australia

The journey into general practice

Dr Damian Hannon

Moe South, Victoria

No longer ‘Groundhog Day’

“Whether you’ve done three months in some obscure hospital placement that you don’t imagine is ever going to be useful, you will use that skill someday.”

Continue the journey through stories from our 2019 edition

Dr Samantha Olliver

Cairns, Queensland

Finding your mob: the IGPRN
Dr Sophie Ping

Ballarat, Victoria

Making a niche in forensic medicine
Dr David Gidley

Bendigo, Victoria

Putting family first
Dr David Lam

Port Lincoln, South Australia

A specialist in life...
Dr Ian Arthur

Toormina, New South Wales

The end of the 70-hour work week
Dr Jerry Wong

Echuca, Victoria

Choosing the right town
Dr Kelly Champane

Bendigo, Victoria

The specialty for the people-person
Dr Nicola Holmes

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Ending the stigma
Dr Stephen May

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Beyond the bread-and-butter
Dr Tim Francis

Nambucca Heads, New South Wales

More than a GP