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Become a GP


Live a life of endless possibilities

What could your life as a GP be like?

A career in general practice can be very fulfilling and can open up a life of endless possibilities, both during and after GP training:

Every day is different: Thrive on the varied and interesting clinical challenges that each patient presents.

Build trusted, ongoing patient relationships: Make a real difference to your patients’ lives.

Work your own way: Choose where and how often you work, with options for full-time, contract, locum, or part-time work in metro, regional or remote locations, or even overseas.

Supportive training, collegial workplace: Share your passion for making a difference with your GP colleagues and mentors.

Take control of the front line of medicine: As the first point of healthcare contact for most Australian patients, you have an opportunity to take a holistic approach to their health, including working with colleagues from other specialities.

Pursue your own special clinical interests: Further develop your skills in specific clinical areas such as obstetrics and gynaecology, aerospace medicine or refugee health, either during or after your training. 

Follow the stories of real GPs

From the cities to the outback, GPs play an integral role in our communities. Explore the stories of some recently-graduated doctors, and those who have completed their GP Fellowship, discussing their GP training experiences and the opportunities they’ve discovered in their new career.

 
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Build on your university and hospital training

University laid the foundation for a career in medicine, now Dr Daniel Straw is excited about the possibilities and flexibility that specialising in general practice will provide him following his hospital training.

Watch Daniel's story

 

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Continue learning and expanding your skills

As a registrar undergoing her GP training and sitting the RACGP Fellowship exams, Dr Maya Luks shares her pathway to general practice and how she’s enjoyed the learning journey.

Watch Maya's story

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Spread your wings and make a difference

Dr Erin Gordon sometimes surprises her patients with the unconventional way she looks, but she feels incredibly lucky to be building relationships with her refugee and disadvantaged patients.

Watch Erin's story

 

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Work your own way

General practice can take you all over the country, and Dr Prue Plowright is realising her dreams working in Aboriginal health in far north, remote Western Australia.

Watch Prue's story

 

Dr Brett Penwarn


Do what you love, on your own terms

Dr Brett Penwarn relishes the challenging clinical cases and the camaraderie with his practice team, whilst taking time out to practice what he preaches.


Watch Brett's story

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Put your training into practice

Dr Karina Lim loves being at the front line of healthcare and putting her education, experience and training into practice to work out how she can help each patient.

Watch Karina's story


Practice and social media resources

RACGP members are invited to use campaign materials to help generate interest in the Become a GP campaign. Download the assets below and include in your personal and professional world to put the spotlight on general practice as a fulfilling career choice.

Download our General Practice career guide and find out how to take the next steps in your journey towards Fellowship. From pathways to exams and everything in between, our guide has it covered.

DOWNLOAD A CAREER GUIDE

RACGP members are invited to use campaign materials to help generate interest in the Become a GP campaign. Download the assets below and include in your personal and professional world to put the spotlight on general practice as a fulfilling career choice. 

Become a GP LinkedIn Personal cover

Become a GP LinkedIn Personal cover

Become a GP Facebook cover

Become a GP Facebook cover

Become a GP LinkedIn Business cover

Become a GP LinkedIn Business cover

Become a GP Twitter Cover

Become a GP Twitter Cover

Download these jpeg email signature banners to include in your practice emails. You can then link them through to the website becomeagp.org.au so people can find out more about general practice career options.

Become a GP Email Banner V1

Become a GP Email Banner V1

Become a GP Email Banner V2

Become a GP Email Banner V2

Download these jpegs to include in your practice newsletters or on your website. You can then link them through to the website becomeagp.org.au so people can find out more about general practice career options.

Become a GP MREC V1

Become a GP MREC V1

Become a GP MREC V2

Become a GP MREC V2

Download these jpegs to include in your practice newsletters or on your website. You can then link them through to the website becomeagp.org.au so people can find out more about general practice career options.

Become a GP Webtile V1

Become a GP Webtile V1

Become a GP Webtile V2

Become a GP Webtile V2