GPEx is South Australia’s regional organisation for education and training of doctors who choose to specialise in General Practice.
We deliver the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program which is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Health.
GPEx strives to be a centre for excellence in graduating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors by offering a well-supported, individualised and self-directed journey to becoming a qualified specialist GP.
We provide opportunities for all of our registrars to undertake some of their training in the field of Aboriginal health.
GPEx is committed to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. This commitment is embedded across our organisation.
Inspiring our future GP leaders in Aboriginal health
Recognising that early exposure is essential to developing interest in Aboriginal health, we work closely with universities and student associations via the following programs:
- Mentoring support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students who are studying at Flinders and Adelaide Universities through the Flinders Adelaide Indigenous Medical Mentoring program (FAIMM), supported by GPEx.
- Volunteer opportunities in remote Aboriginal communities of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara (APY) region of South Australia via a student-run program sponsored by GPEx. The Adelaide Medical Students’ Society (AMSS) APY Exchange exposes future doctors to Aboriginal culture and builds knowledge and awareness around Aboriginal health issues while providing APY communities with an engaging youth holiday program.
- Kidney health promotional activities in Aboriginal communities via our sponsorship of the Adelaide University Rural Health Alliance (AURHA) Yalata Indigenous Kidney Festival.
- Hands-on experience in Indigenous healthcare via our sponsorship of Insight’s Indigenous Program, designed to inspire medical students to pursue clinical practice in Indigenous communities after graduating.
- Advice and guidance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students and pre-vocational doctors about the AGPT program application process.
Rewarding GP training experiences in Aboriginal health
GPEx’s RAP Reflect formalises our commitment to make change and work towards a better Australia. View our current RAP here.
Our RAP Reflect outlines practical actions to build respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We educate our staff in Aboriginal affairs, offer a workplace environment that is welcoming to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and partner with a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and organisations.