So you think you might want to be a GP? Or, perhaps, general practice hasn’t ever been a specialty on your radar. Irrespective of where you fall on this scale, your wonderful journey through medical school will undoubtedly find you spending some time in an incredibly diverse world, filled with an overload of information and, almost certainly, a true appreciation for the quick wits that most GPs are equipped with at all times.
Throughout last year, I had the wonderful opportunity to engage in two GP terms in metropolitan Sydney, and whilst one would assume that these two practices would be similar seeing as they were a twenty minute drive from one another, I would soon learn that this certainly was not the case. This represents the true beauty of general practice: a diverse demographic of patients each with their own unique health journey, which is carved out by an individual GP. I hope that by sharing my experiences with you, the mythical aura of placement becomes something that you can develop certain expectations for and plan toward in order to make it one of your most memorable placements yet.