National Working Groups

GPSN National Working Groups 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.

Email gpsnenquiries@gpra.org.au if you are interested in joining a working group.
    

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.

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.

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.

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.

The poorer health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are well recognised. Medical students play an important role as Australia's future doctors in helping to improve this situation so that equality can be achieved.

The Close the Gap Working Group aims to increase awareness and encourage all medical students to make Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health a priority in their future practice. The group also plans to provide assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical student groups when needed.

 

The mission

The poorer health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are well recognised. Medical students play an important role as Australia's future doctors in helping to improve this situation so that equality can be achieved.

The Close the Gap Working Group aims to increase awareness and encourage all medical students to make Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health a priority in their future practice. The group also plans to provide assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical student groups when needed.

 

How to get involved

Email the working group Chair at closethegap@gpsn.org.au. Please include your name, university, year level and brief reasons for interest in the group/past experiences of relevance (maximum 50 words).

 

You can also join the Close The Gap WG Facebook Group here.

 

2017 activities included:

  • Cultural Immersion Weekend
  • Indigenous Placement database
  • Indigenous Event's Calendar
  • Indigenous Fact Sheets.