General practitioners are under enormous pressure to perform adequately in all areas. This is the most stressful job in medicine, as one must have a certain level of knowledge in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, orthopaedics, paediatrics, ENT… and so on.
Surprisingly, (or perhaps not so), they tend to get ignored in the development of specific educational programs. We wondered how we could correct this in some small way, in appreciation for this devoted group.
Instead of being a watered down general medical program, we sought the latest report into GP consultations in Australia. We then selected the most common conditions seen, as reported by the GP’s themselves. The medical conditions explored are limited to these common (or important) conditions encountered.
This is an exploration of many of these topics. It is not a reference text.