Dr Ethan Johnson has relocated to Nelson Bay from Sydney for his GP training, he’s enjoying the variety that general practice brings as well as the change of pace from the city.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I am a proud Muruwari man, originally from Brewarrina in Outback NSW. I graduated with a bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery in 2018 from Western Sydney University. I completed my internship and residency at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney.
What did you choose to become a GP?
I chose to do general practice training because I have always enjoyed the continuity of care and the breadth of presentations that come along with working in general practice. You see so many different things in one day which keeps your work interesting.
What are your long-term career plans?
Although it is still early days, I hope to continue to work in general practice with interests in Aboriginal health, child and adolescent health and health policy in the future.
How are you finding training in Hunter, Manning and Central Coast?
Training in the Port Stephens area so far has been really good. It is a nice change of pace from working in the city.
As someone who is originally from a small town, being back in a regional area to live and work is really good.
I’ve found the Nelson Plaza Clinic to be very well run and a good place to work.
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