It is my pleasure to welcome our incoming first-year students to GPSN in 2022!
We are extremely delighted and want to congratulate you on embarking on this lifelong journey as doctors. The General Practice Student Network is the largest university networking opportunity for medical students across the nation.
A key advantage that GPSN boasts over other medical societies is its unique opportunity to run both national and state-wide events with multiple medical schools, as well as running unique cultural and rural health projects you would have never imagined.
Our events are catered to students across Australia where we showcase exceptional speakers, provide opportunities to fine-tune procedural skills and give handy tips and tricks for getting through medical exams. Despite challenges posed by COVID-19, we have some outstanding activities planned for this year, such as GP First Steps in NSW, a Clinical Skills Event in Qld, and an upcoming collaboration with the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine for the VIC/TAS state meeting.
In other exciting news, our Working Group team are working day and night to make possible our annual Farm Stay, which is incredibly well renowned, as well as the Cultural Immersion Trip, which fosters the opportunity to learn about Indigenous Health and the gaps in our society. If you are looking to be immersed consistently, consider the several Research Projects and community initiatives we have.
Keep a lookout for regular updates in the GPSN eNewsletter and talk to your local GPSN club. We are so eager to meet all of you!
Student FAQs answered by GPSN National Executive
What are the benefits of being a GPSN member?
Being a part of GPSN is not only a great additional leadership role to add to your CV, but it is also a unique opportunity to meet like-minded individuals in your university and state who have similar interests. It is a place where you can learn teamwork, problem solving and communication – all skills required in our profession as a doctor!
What is the Working Group and how can I get involved?
The Working Group is made up of local representatives and led by our National Working Group Officers. It is self-directed, with students selecting their own projects to work on across the domains of research, Indigenous health, rural health and community health. Medical students from any year or university can be involved regardless of experience. If you are interested in joining the working group or would like more information on current projects, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org