Education & training
MBBS (Hons) FRACGP
Jennifer Neil graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2003 with honours. She worked as a doctor in the emergency training program for several years prior to deciding on a career in general practice. Her areas of interest include chronic disease management, women’s health, travel medicine and especially mental health. In particular she loves working with children especially adolescents. In addition to this she has a certificate in skin cancer medicine. She is passionate about working with victims of domestic violence and has a role as an educator, teaching GP practices about managing both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. She is a senior lecturer at Monash University in the Department of General Practice where she teaches fourth year medical students as well as writing parts of their curriculum and exam questions.
General practitioner treats patients of all ages from newborn babies to elderly people. GP have an important role to play in the management of acute care, chronic diseases and the treatment of patients with multiple health conditions. General practitioner (GP) treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. Another important part of the work of a GP is preventative medicine and health promotion, include child immunisation and lifestyle modification.