Why General Practice

Challenge, adventure and opportunity makes general practice an ideal career choice

A career in general practice boasts flexibility, opportunity, diversity and challenge combined with a balanced and satisfying lifestyle.

Choose general practice for a career that offers a huge range of opportunities where you can be challenged as a doctor but still balance work, family commitments and your lifestyle. The diversity of patients and conditions you will encounter each day will make general practice a challenging and rewarding specialisation.
As a GP, you can tackle real-world medical challenges at the primary healthcare level for individuals, families and communities. Plus, you can make a real and positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Australians as you see your patients through all stages of illness and recovery.
The diversity and transferability of this specialty make general practice stand out as an ideal choice.

Dr Sarah Lord


The wealth of variety that comes through the door consistently is amazing. Throughout my clinical training whether it's been hospital based or GP based, the breadth of experience I get in the NT is not what they are seeing down south.