Considering general practice?
Every day is different
The diversity of patients and medical presentations is one of the most enjoyable aspects for many GPs who thrive on the variety and challenge of not knowing what will come through the door next.
The choice is yours
As a GP, you decide where you work and what hours, tailoring your workload to suit your stage of life and career. This flexibility creates opportunities to pursue other career interests, spend time with family and friends, travel, build up your savings or enjoy regular working hours.
Special interest? Sub-specialise!
GPs are able to incorporate sub-specialty skills into their practice, pursuing their interest in paediatrics, anaesthesia, emergency medicine, academia and more in their community practice and hospital settings. The GP training program offers all GP registrars an opportunity to pursue a sub-specialty of their choice.
Treat the patient, not just the illness
GPs are able to offer holistic continuity of care for their patients, building long-term relationships as they treat patients and their families over their lifespan. As a GP you have the power to make a real difference, not only in one life, but in many.
Your earning potential
Contrary to the myth, GPs can earn good money—the best part is that they are in control of their employment choices.
Supportive training, supportive workplace
Most general practices employ several doctors as well as practice managers and practice nurses, allowing you to do what you do best in a supportive, interactive team environment. During your GP training you are always supported by experienced GP supervisors as well as medical educators from your training provider.
Real GPs, Real Stories
Take a look at what real GPs from across Australia are doing in general practice. Learn how you can make your career as a GP as unique as you are.
Seeing the good with the bad
Being a GP you get the highs with the lows, treating not just sick patients but managing patients during positive times in their life such as pregnancy and achieve preventive health outcomes.
Choose your own destination
Fancy spending time as a ship’s doctor in Antarctica or heading off to work on an island in the Great Barrier Reef? Do you want to pursue a research interest at the same time as providing primary care? Or are you keen to try something different like flying around Australia treating medical emergencies? Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do, a career in general practice can take you there. Find out more about career options.