Does anybody remember the TV Show Doogie Howser, about the 16-year-old doctor? Well, Ann Bolch believes that Doogies are commonplace - after all, look at Balamurali Ambati, Sho Yano, and Akrit Jaswal.
Nevertheless, there are very few, if any GPs aged 20-24 in Australia, and given the current trend towards postgraduate medical degrees, they will become fewer and fewer. That doesn't stop Ann quoting this demographic in her comprehensive summary of the pertinent facts relating to General Practitioners. Ann, check your facts, please.
Most medical schools will not routinely accept undergraduate students under the age of 17. With generally a 5-6 year course, this means that minimum age to graduation is 22 or 23. Add an internship and 3-5 years of GP training, and you have someone who is 25-28 years old before they can call themselves a qualified GP. Mind you, any medical graduate could theoretically go out and set up shop as a GP, but I doubt they would earn $1117 a week before business expenses and tax.
Apart from this, Ann does not understand that there are Medical Practitioners, General Practitioners, and General Medical Physicians. They are different.
And what the hell does "staff turnover in the industry" mean? GPs work until they retire. They don't go off to other careers. They don't get fired. There is no turnover. Either not enough train to be GPs or too many retire, and let me tell you - there is very little turnover in the GP industry, except for those that worked, worked and worked until they died, and are now turning over in their graves over your uninformed article.