National Chair: Jayden Murphy
University of Wollongong
When and why did you get involved in GPSN?
My time with GPSN started when 1st Year Rep. applications where called for GPSN way back in 2014. As a bright eyed, naive 1st year med student, I naturally applied. Not only was GP a potential career choice, but more so I respected the General Practitioner and the importance of Primary Care Medicine. Soon I was helping out with things all across my Local Club, becoming more and more interested in the GP profession. The next year, I was lucky enough to be elected as my Local Club Chair, which saw me get involved more, and get a glimpse at GPSN on a National Level. Which brings me to today, three years later, where I have immersed myself within the network, and still loving it.
What attracts you to GP as a speciality?
Sure, the life-style with no on call hours and shorter training time is great, but for me, the continuity of care is what truly attracts me to the amazing career of General Practice. Being able to guide a patient from start to finish, building a life-long rapport is without a doubt the best way to practice medicine, allowing holistic healthcare.
How do you unwind when you are not studying?
When I’m not studying (which should be far less than I usually do), I enjoy catching up with friends over some food and some causal drinks and exploring new places. If I’m not out and about, I can be found relaxing at home watching some TV shows.