Why train in the NT

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Rewarding, challenging and unique

General practice training in the Northern Territory is highly rewarding, challenging and unlike any other state or territory in Australia.

By training in the NT, your opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others is magnified through the broad scope of training experiences in rural and remote health delivery, Indigenous health, tropical health and mainstream medicine.

Aside from its sense of outback adventure, welcoming attitude and laid-back outdoor lifestyle, the Territory is also home to one of Australia's most culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Aboriginal people make up 30 percent of the Territory's population (compared to 2.4 percent nationally), and yet currently reflect 70 percent of consumers in the hNT health system. Aboriginal people also experience some of the poorest health outcomes of all Australians.

General practice training in the Northern Territory is highly rewarding, chall

General practice training in the Northern Territory is highly rewarding, challenging and unlike any other state or territory in Australia.

Indigenous Australians make up over 30% of the NT population (compared to 2.4% nationally) and sadly are over represented in the health system. This means GP registrars who train with NTGPE will have components of their training focus on Indigenous health specifically.

Anyone who trains with NTGPE will spend time outside of large towns and cities in small, predominantly Indigenous communities. So, when we say training in the NT is rewarding, challenging and unique – we are not joking!

enging and unlike any other state or territory in Australia.

Indigenous Australians make up over 30% of the NT population (compared to 2.4% nationally) and sadly are over represented in the health system. This means GP registrars who train with NTGPE will have components of their training focus on Indigenous health specifically.

Anyone who trains with NTGPE will spend time outside of large towns and cities in small, predominantly Indigenous communities. So, when we say training in the NT is rewarding, challenging and unique – we are not joking!

Dr Jahde Dennis

GP registrar 2016.

A really varied role was what I was chasing and I think it’s something that a lot of my peers would have liked to have done as well but I don’t think the opportunities were as prevalent elsewhere.

When training in the NT, the potential for making a real and lasting positive impact is high, as is the opportunity to garner a rich and challenging professional experience that will lay the foundation for a career as a remarkable GP. 

NT quick facts:

Population: 244, 900

Capital City: Darwin (pop 120,000)

Median Age: 31

Climate
Top End Dry season May to October 21°C to 32°C (humidity generally below 60%)
  Wet season November to April 25°C to 33°C (humidity above 80%)
Central Australia Summer December to February 20°C to above 40°C
  Winter June to August 3°C to 20°C