ACRRM medical educator Elise Ly shares her experiences, where she has been and what she loves about being a Rural Generalist. “Cradle to grave medicine, exploring the art of medicine as well as the science of medicine, learning to adapt and remain flexible when not all the resources are at your fingertips, the natural link to international health, having continuity of patient care and being taught every day about connection and humanity in medicine: that’s why I love rural generalism.” Read the article here.
Dr Preeya Alexander, GP and EV ME, like most of us, leads a busy and fulfilled life. As a working mother with a husband in the medical profession as well, fitting everything in while looking after herself can be tricky. She gives some great advice here to us all, doctors included, about self care. Do yourself a favour and have a read here.
“The Federal Government has announced $62 million in funding to accelerate the long-sought pathway, which is designed to give more GPs the skills needed to work in the bush. Chair of RACGP Rural Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda has commended the Federal Government for committing to rural general practice.” – RACGP Click here for more details.
The Close the Gap campaign had its origins in 2008 when the Australian Government and the Opposition committed to close the health inequality gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous [sic] Australians by 2030. According to ANTaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation), who have taken on the role of hosting National Close the Gap Day, “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can expect to live at least 10 years fewer than other Australians… and experience higher rates of preventable illnesses such as heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes. Click here to read more about Close the Gap Day.
‘From a childhood of moving from one small town to another, FACRRM Dr Antoinette Mowbray experienced life in rural and remote towns from an early age. She now works in Bairnsdale, Victoria where she works as a VMO GP with procedural obstetrics, as well as teaching medical students at the rural clinical school, being a medical educator for local ACRRM registrars, and being the Victorian representative on the ACRRM Council.’ To read more about the works of Dr Antoinette, click here.