November 16, 2013
Article by Global Pre-Meds
Hospital doctor shadowing & global health experience programs.
The general opinion is that specialty doctors make far more money than their GP counterparts and the medicine they practice is far more exciting. While this statement may not be entirely false, it is not entirely true either. How much you make and how exciting your practice is depends on a whole lot of factors.
Generally, general practitioners in Australia earn good money. Exactly how much any one GP makes will depend upon the nature of the practice, the number of work hours a week, the place of work and the location of the workplace. GPs also have the opportunity to run their own medical practice with their own preference of flexible working hours.
Take a look at some of the stats that came up in several surveys on GP salaries in Australia.
During the first 2 GP terms, there are 2 earning models for Australian GPs
In the set salary model, the minimum salary of GPs in terms 1 & 2 are set by the National Minimum Terms and Conditions (NMTC) for GP registrars. This is renegotiated every 2 years.
Generally, registrars first start at a base rate, but they can change over to a percentage of billings as soon as they start seeing patients more consistently.
Urban GP registrar – $103,575 – $113,930 with no procedural work
Rural & remote registrar – $145,005 – $186,435 with procedural work
This is with:
Urban general practitioner – $153,365 – $170,900 with no procedural work
Rural & remote general practitioner – $217,510 – $279,655 with procedural work
This is with:
All of this is without having to so any overtime or after hours work and inclusive of four weeks annual leave.
Gap Medics provides year-round hospital work experience for people aged 16 and over.
Our shadowing programmes offer a unique insight into the work of doctors, nurses, midwives and dentists – helping students to focus their career aspirations before embarking upon medical training.
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