For Students


WAGPET provides support to the two Western Australian Universities for:

General Practice Student Network (GPSN)

GPSN is an organisation run by medical students, for medical students, to foster a greater awareness of general practice as a lifestyle and a profession.

Medical Students Society of Notre Dame (MSAND) and Western Australian Medical School Society (WAMSS)

As a member of the WA GP Stakeholders Group, WAGPET actively sponsors education and training events run by the MSAND and WAMSS to promote the general practice career interests of medical students. 



First Wave Metro 

Now in its sixth year, the GPSN First Wave Clinical GP Scholarship Program continues to provide first and second year medical students with an early positive exposure to general practice. The 2013/2014 program is offering three placements in metropolitan and outer metropolitan general practice settings. The program is managed locally, sponsored by WAGPET and GPRA.

The 2013/2014 program is supported by the following practices:

  • Belridge Medical Centre
  • Lockridge General Practice
  • Mead Medical.


First Wave Rural

Four rural placements are available as part of the 2013/2014 GPSN First Wave Scholarship Program.  The Program is managed locally by WAGPET and co-sponsored by WAGPET, GPRA and Rural Health West. 

Supporting rural practices for 2013/2014: 

  • Broome Medical Clinic, Broome
  • Genpar Medical Service, Esperance
  • Dunsborough Medical Centre, Dunsborough
  • Hillside Family Practice, Albany


First Wave Indigenous Health Training (IHT)

Two placements in Indigenous Health Training settings are available for third and fourth year medical students as part of the GPSN First Wave Scholarship Program. The Program is managed locally by WAGPET and co-sponsored by WAGPET, GPRA and Rural Health West. 

Supporting rural Aboriginal Medical Service for 2013/14:

  • Bega Garnbirringu Health Services Aboriginal Corporation, Kalgoorlie
  • South West Aboriginal Medical Service, Bunbury

For more information regarding scholarships visit the GPSN website.


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