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Twelve tempting reasons to complete your GP training in Stanthorpe

Contemplating locations for your GP training? Here are 12 compelling reasons you may want to consider Stanthorpe, a rural town in the heart of Queensland’s ‘Granite Belt Wine Country’. Stanthorpe-based GP Registrar, Dr Bailey Smith, shares her experience of living and working in the town known literally as the ‘coolest’ in Queensland. 1. Continuity of [...]

2017-09-25T09:55:39+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Rural Health|

Meet Dr Sue Page, rural GP extraordinaire

It wasn’t all that long ago that Dr Sue Page was named one of the top ten doctors in Australia to influence general practice. It’s not surprising given her career as a GP has been long and stellar, with a strong rural focus. “For me, general practice was an easy choice. I really liked the [...]

2017-08-02T11:58:45+00:00 July 28th, 2017|GP Interviews, Indigenous Health, Rural Health|

Goondiwindi GPs reap the good life

The country town of Goondiwindi sprawls about 300 kilometres south-west of Brisbane, inland on the border of NSW and Queensland. Surrounded by farmland and the Macintyre River, the agricultural district houses a population of about 11,000 people. Boasting all the amenities one could wish for, it’s rich on lifestyle but low on the drawbacks of city life. [...]

2017-07-17T12:30:27+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Rural Health, Where can I practice as a GP|

Kingaroy

With a population of around 10,000, Kingaroy offers a peaceful alternative to busier centres while providing most of the facilities you’ll need to live comfortably and safely in a country setting. Its exceptional shopping, sporting and cultural opportunities, combined with a young, vibrant population and prime South Burnett location, make it a promising choice for aspiring GPs.

2017-07-17T12:01:46+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Rural Health, Where can I practice as a GP|

Six reasons you can’t pass up rural medicine

When our medical educators were young doctors starting out, they almost all gained training in rural medicine. The experience has stayed with them throughout their careers. All our medical educators agree there is much to be gained by practicing in rural medicine. Here are six reasons to contemplate a career or extended stay in rural [...]

2017-08-14T13:16:13+00:00 March 14th, 2016|GP Registrars, Pre-vocational Doctors, Rural Health|

Change the world, one patient at a time

There are parts of Queensland that need a good medical check up. The Australian Government has set up primary care networks to target populations at risk of poor health outcomes. The Darling Downs is one such area, which includes towns in our training region. We want to encourage and nurture early career doctors to take [...]

2016-06-29T14:56:41+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Pre-vocational Doctors, Rural Health|

Tokunoshima After Party, by Dr Ewen McPhee

A chance encounter between colleagues thousands of kilometres from home, one seeking answers to challenges in his country, another looking outwards to share experiences. By Dr Ewan McPhee. It was April in Dubrovnik, Croatia and the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) rural doctors' conference was in full swing. This is where I first met [...]

2017-05-30T11:31:06+00:00 September 18th, 2015|GP Registrars, Pre-vocational Doctors, Rural Health|

RuralDoctors.net: A valuable resource for all rural GPs

With the growth of FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education) many doctors, including Tim Leeuwenburg (@KangarooBeach on Twitter) are working to help rural clinicians overcome the barriers of isolation and learn from high-quality educational resources via Social Media (SoMe). Tim is a Rural Doctor on Kangaroo Island, South Australia with interests in emergency medicine, anaesthetics [...]

2017-05-30T11:31:07+00:00 February 18th, 2015|GP Registrars, Rural Health|