What are GPSN National Working Groups?
GPSN National Working Groups were set up in April 2013 to develop national initiatives that tackle important issues facing medical students. They aim to provide experience and a pathway for students wishing to pursue further roles in policy making, research, and public health as well as increasing the productivity of GPSN at a national level.
They work by responding to real needs in medical schools and the community with research and project development.
Community Working Group
The Community Working Group will produce opportunities for medical students to volunteer in primary care and community care programs in the local community.
Click here to visit the Community Working Group page for more information.
Close the Gap Working Group
The Close the Gap Working Group aims to encourage all medical students to make closing the gap and Indigenous health a priority in their future practice. The group will also develop programs to provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students during their time at medical school.
Click here to visit the Close the Gap Working Group page for more information.
Research Working Group
The Research Working Group will provide members with opportunities to develop their research skills, support them in research projects and create contacts with academics.
Click here to visit the Research Working Group page for more information.
Rural Working Group
The Rural Working Group will tackle rural workforce distribution issues by developing new initiatives to promote rural general practice to medical students.
Click here to visit the Rural Working Group page for more information.