'I was a nurse armed with a F88 rifle and 9mm pistol': A GP's story

Dr Justin Hunter explains how his confronting experiences in Iraq led him into GP training

Dr Justin Hunter always wanted to be a soldier.

Dr Justin Hunter
Dr Justin Hunter.

He grew up in a military family and spent most of his teenage years in the army cadets. He eventually joined up as a rifleman.

“It was in my blood,” he says.

But Dr Hunter, a Wiradjuri man, discovered another passion which eventually put him on the path to medicine. 

“I was drawn to healthcare. I thought I could

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