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Need help paying for medical school?

If you’ve decided that a medical career is right for you the next step is to start your education. This often presents potential doctors with a problem: medical school is expensive. The good news? There are ways to lessen the burden of financing medical school. Search through our database of medical scholarships and find the one that best suits you.
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Become a rural GP

Easy? No. Exciting? Yes. There are more health issues to deal with in rural practice. You can make a big difference. You’ll have better ongoing input into your patient’s life too, such as providing health support from the cradle to the grave. Read more

Work in Indigenous health

Consider taking a work placement in an Aboriginal Medical Service. It’s a life changing experience that offers invaluable clinical experience in a culturally diverse setting.Read more

Before Medical School

The road to becoming a doctor may seem long and daunting. But the journey itself is an enriching and rewarding experience. Find out everything you need to know before you start your path. Check out where you can study, how to get into a medical degree, gaining work experience and what scholarships are available.

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Medical Students

Thinking about becoming a GP? General practice is a rewarding career choice, offering a good work life balance. As a medical student, there are many opportunities to trial life as a GP. Make sure you maximise your opportunities and placements during your study.

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Junior Doctors

Choosing a specialty is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your medical career. Use our free tools and resources to help better match your personality and values to your career. If you want to become a GP, find out more about the path to general practice in this section.

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Life as a GP

General practice offers many varied opportunities. You can work almost anywhere in Australia — and indeed, the world, offering primary health care from the cradle to the grave. Find out more about a career in general practice here, including how much you can expect to earn, continuing professional development and career opportunities.

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2005, 2016

Difficult conversations – advice for Registrars

Dear Registrars,

Difficult conversations.

They don’t just happen with patients. They happen with partners, with friends and family. Not surprisingly, they also happen at work. And the stakes are high. Not least of which is your […]

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2005, 2016

How to prepare? National Testing Centre and National Assessment Centre Schedule Information

Applications closed for the 2017 Australian General Practice Training Selection Process at 10:00am AEST 9 May 2016. Applicants should now look forward to Stage Two of the Process – National Assessments.

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Working in rural medicine with Dr Fiona McKinnon

We ask GPTQ Registrar Dr Fiona McKinnon to list the rural locations she has worked in as a GP Registrar and the distances they are from major cities; how rural placements work for her as a […]

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Where can I practice as a GP?

GPs are needed all over Australia. However, there are some locations with gluts of GPs, while others are desperate for an extra pair of medical hands. Here we list the locations in Queensland that need GPs. There are some great small towns and cities that you may not have considered. Be open. You may fall in love with regional Queensland.

Goondiwindi

Located on the border of NSW & QLD, Goondiwindi is a town with strong community spirit and incredible scenery.

Goondiwindi

Located on the border of NSW and QLD, Goondiwindi is a town with a strong community spirit, dynamic culture and incredible scenery. Whether you enjoy bird-watching, outdoor sports, painting, reading or just chilling out and watching a film, Goondiwindi has the answer for you.
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Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe is a hub of natural splendour and designed glory.

Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe is a hub of natural splendour and designed glory. The Granite Belt meets artisanal food and wine to create a unique and fascinating town right on the border of Queensland and New South Wales.
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Warwick

Located in the Southern Downs Region, Warwick is a beautiful, thriving locale.

Warwick

Located in the Southern Downs Region by the banks of the Condamine River, Warwick is a beautiful, thriving locale. It is the business centre of the region and its festivals, events and nightlife attract visitors from all over.
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Where else can you practice? Check out the whole list here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about life and work as a GP? Check out some of the common questions we’re asked by students, GP registrars and interns.
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