Dr Tom Ponsonby, an EVGPT registrar, is undertaking the ACRRM Fellowship pathway. Why did Tom choose rural GP?
“There were multiple factors during a year in Foster that brought rural general practice into the frame for me, first as a possibility and then as my chosen specialty. There was the variety and interest of the medicine practised in the clinic and across the road at the hospital, the appreciation of the patients, the warm camaraderie of the clinic staff, the connectedness of the community and the excitement and passion of the local footy every Saturday. The beautiful setting in the rolling green hills just a short drive north of Wilson’s Prom didn’t hurt either.”