GPSN is a national network for medical students, run by medical students.
The National Executive team is an elected body made up of GPSN members from all over Australia.
The GPSN National Executive provide leadership direction to GPSN. They meet at least twice yearly to discuss and plan GPSN activities and strategy, and to share ideas for the future.
Appointments to the National Executive are yearlong terms. All GPSN members can apply for a position; elections are held towards the end of each year.
Together with the GPSN University Chairs, the National Executive Team also form the GPSN National Council.
Members of the GPSN National Executive
National Chair: Megan Bleeze
Megan is in her final year of medical school at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle and is excited to embrace the role of GPSN National Chair. She has been involved in GPSN since her first year at medical school, and loves that she gets to work alongside like-minded and inspiring individuals who are passionate about general practice and primary care. She has become increasingly motivated by the possibilities that a career in general practice offers, including the diversity, connection with community and continuity of care. She has always been impressed by the high quality events that GPSN university clubs host and can’t wait to see what innovative, stimulating, and fun events are in store for 2018. Megan is originally from Adelaide, and is a keen Crows supporter.
National Vice Chair: Vinay Murthy
Vinay values how general practice is focused on holistic care for individuals and their communities, giving GPs the privilege to be a friend, as well as a doctor, to their patients. He loves being a part of GPSN because it is a place to share with his peers -- the opportunities provided are brilliant. In 2018, he hopes to further share and collaborate across the GPSN network through collaboration with the local GPSN clubs, supporting the exciting initiatives of the Working Groups, and continuing GPSN's tradition of being a member-driven network. Vinay looks forward to working with all GPSN members throughout the year, and support GPSN members in their general practice passions.
National Secretary: Terence Luo
National Working Group Officer: Keshini Visvanathan
National Events and Projects Officer: Anita Pratt
Local Events Officer: Susanne Kitching
National Sponsorship Officer: Elizabeth Wong
I decided to become involved in my local GPSN club because it seemed different to all the societies at my university. Unlike other stand-alone clubs, GPSN is a national network, where all our local clubs interact with other universities regularly. It’s a great way to meet new people not only within your university but across all medical schools in Australia. General practice is extremely diverse and gives you the opportunity to sub-specialise. The wide variety of patients you see every day keeps every day on the job interesting. What I like about GPSN is the people – their friendliness, supportiveness and passion.
Promotions and Publications Officer: Natasha Hardikar