How an IT malfunction helped give the RACGP its GP of the Year

Dr Duncan MacKinnon tells the story of how he got into medicine thanks to a University of Sydney bungle

Sometimes a computer malfunction helps, rather than hinders, a medical career.

Dr Duncan MacKinnon
Dr Duncan MacKinnon.

You can ask Dr Duncan MacKinnon, who on Monday was named the RACGP's GP of the Year.

The son of a doctor, he was always interested in medicine through high school, but he says he didn’t quite get the marks needed in his year 12 exams.

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