So you want to make a real difference in your community as a GP?

Posted on 18th Aug 2020

Choose to train at an Aboriginal Medical Service in 2021.

Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have less access to healthcare and lower life expectancy than non-Aboriginal Australians.

A placement in an Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) will provide you with opportunities to work in a multidisciplinary team, providing comprehensive primary care where it is needed the most.  

This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in a local AMS clinic. You will experience practising medicine holistically and make an impact on some of our most vulnerable communities in WA by improving their health outcomes. You will learn life-long skills that will benefit your medical career journey.

A dedicated WAGPET team will be there to support you every step of the way.

Hear first-hand about a GP career in an Aboriginal Medical Service:

I can see myself working in an AMS and with local Aboriginal communities well into the future. I am passionate about Aboriginal health and want to help use my skills and expertise to lead people to better health as individual and families. As well as working with and advocating for our local communities to have control over their health and allow them to determine their own affairs, protocols and procedures.

WAGPET registrar, Dr Gemma Johnston


Where can I train in an Aboriginal Medical Service in Western Australia?

Here's a list of our accredited AMS clinics:

Bega Garnbirringu Health Service (Kalgoorlie) Mawarnkarra Health Service (Roebourne)
Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (Kununurra)
Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service (Perth) Ngaanyatjarra Health Service (remote clinics near the WA/NT/SA border)
Derby Aboriginal Health Service South West Aboriginal Medical Service (Bunbury)
Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Service Wirraka Maya Health Service (South Hedland)
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service (Broome-based with outreach to five remote clinics)  


So what are you waiting for?

Contact Taylor O'Dea on 9473 8200 or at taylor.odea@wagpet.com.au and secure your place in an AMS in 2021.