Earlier this year, intern Dr Bron Cleary reflected on her career and which training path to take. Bron has just been accepted into paediatric training, starting next year. It wasn't an easy decision, as she was also drawn to general practice. Here are 6 lessons from Bron's experience when choosing her medical specialty. 1. It's [...]
Our article 10 of Australia's best medical blogs was so popular, we decided to refresh it with the latest from the medical blogosphere. From thought-provoking to humorous, here are some great blogs to check out. Have we missed your favourite blog? Let us know via our Facebook page and we can share it [...]
GPTQ registrar Dr Nicole Weber shares her moving experiences and learnings from the Stradbroke Island Indigenous Health training cultural weekend.
There's lots of advice for new mums out there. But what about for new dads? How do they cope with this major life-changing event? Some of our new dad GPs have offered up their advice to other new dads and dads-to-be.
Contemplating locations for your GP training? Here are 12 compelling reasons you may want to consider Stanthorpe, a rural town in the heart of Queensland’s ‘Granite Belt Wine Country’. Stanthorpe-based GP Registrar, Dr Bailey Smith, shares her experience of living and working in the town known literally as the ‘coolest’ in Queensland. 1. Continuity of [...]
It wasn’t all that long ago that Dr Sue Page was named one of the top ten doctors in Australia to influence general practice. It’s not surprising given her career as a GP has been long and stellar, with a strong rural focus. “For me, general practice was an easy choice. I really liked the [...]
The time will soon be here for the next step in the AGPT application process: your RTO Multiple Mini Interviews (RTO MMIs). While they may seem a little daunting, these interviews are an important way to find out more about you and your desire to become a GP. In this article, John de Vries, GPTQ’s Acting [...]
The country town of Goondiwindi sprawls about 300 kilometres south-west of Brisbane, inland on the border of NSW and Queensland. Surrounded by farmland and the Macintyre River, the agricultural district houses a population of about 11,000 people. Boasting all the amenities one could wish for, it’s rich on lifestyle but low on the drawbacks of city life. [...]
During winter, Stanthorpe is occasionally dusted with snow and perfect for wine by the fire.
The benefits of a rural placement experience from the people who know - rural GPs.
Applied to train towards an RACGP fellowship next year? We have seven tips to do your best at the CAAKT.
With a population of around 10,000, Kingaroy offers a peaceful alternative to busier centres while providing most of the facilities you’ll need to live comfortably and safely in a country setting. Its exceptional shopping, sporting and cultural opportunities, combined with a young, vibrant population and prime South Burnett location, make it a promising choice for aspiring GPs.
Applying for the AGPT program? Congratulations on deciding to become a GP.
There are many reasons GPs train and practise rurally. Some choose to go rural for their family and the lifestyle.
Dr Jaime Hurley, a GP with special skills in obstetrics talks about the importance of reopening maternity services at Beaudesert Hospital.
Planning to start your training as a GP in 2017/18? Here’s what you need to know about the current AGPT selection process.
The 13th of February 2008 marked a significant moment in Australia’s history
Dr Bron Cleary reflects on her internship as she decides her next career move.
The blogosphere is ripe with medical musings for GPs, registrars and med students.
For many GPs, continuity of care is an especially satisfying aspect of the job.
There’s nothing like the dawn of a new year to think about how we might make big or small improvements to our lives.
“I don’t think I could ever get bored as a GP.”
Dr Sue Masel, Goondiwindi based GP and Rural Supervisor Liaison Officer shares her experiences as a country GP and how she supports other rural GPs.
Become better at working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
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