Life as a GP

What could your life as a GP be like?

A day in the life of a GP is as diverse as it is rewarding. No two days are the same, and it is this variety that draws many to the specialty. Add to that the clinical challenges, opportunities to make a difference to your patients and their communities, a supportive and passionate collegial network and the relationships you will form with patients over a lifetime, and you’ve got a compelling case for general practice as an incredibly fulfilling career choice.

Become a specialist in life

From the ski mountains of Victoria to the coastline of Queensland, and all the way across to the most remote parts of Western Australia, GPs play an important role in our communities. What could your life as a GP potentially be like?



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.



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


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.



Unlike some specialties, in general practice you never know what is going to walk through the door, and you get to put all your education and training into practice. This is what Dr Karina Lim cherishes most in her work.


University lays the foundation for a career in medicine, but student Daniel Straw is excited about the possibilities and flexibility that specialising in general practice will provide him.



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.


Find out more about the journey to general practice