GPTQ registrar Dr Nicole Weber shares her moving experiences and learnings from the Stradbroke Island Indigenous Health training cultural weekend.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
During winter, Stanthorpe is occasionally dusted with snow and perfect for wine by the fire.
The benefits of a rural placement experience from the people who know - rural GPs.
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.
Dr Bron Cleary reflects on her internship as she decides her next career move.
Dr Sue Masel, Goondiwindi based GP and Rural Supervisor Liaison Officer shares her experiences as a country GP and how she supports other rural GPs.
Take the time to become more satisfied with life and work. Work is a huge part of life. Many doctors work upwards of 40 hours a week
Meet Chinchilla's newest GP registrar, Dr Sam Petersen
We ask GPTQ Registrar Dr Fiona McKinnon to list the rural locations she has worked in as a GP Registrar and the distances they are from major cities; how rural placements work for her as a mother; what the support was like during her rural placement; and what advice she would give to new doctors about rural [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Meet Sally Newton, fifth year medical student and Rural Adventure competition winner. Sally has just completed her final exams and is enjoying a short holiday before commencing a pre-intern training course.
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 [...]
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 [...]