Leonardo da Vinci famously said, ‘for once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.' Perhaps this explains why an increasing number of Rural Generalists are taking their love of flying to new heights. Four Rural Generalists, [...]
Intensive Care Registrar / GP | Cairns Hospital and Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Growing up in a mining family that moved frequently, Emma knew from the outset she wanted to work rurally. Emma attained her Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Fellowship in 2018 with advanced skills in anaesthetics and emergency medicine [...]
Throughout my time as a junior doctor, I thoroughly enjoyed engaging in the intellectual challenge and interpersonal skills required within the medical teams. I often looked to the consultants on medical rounds with awe and disbelief that someone could recall and apply that much knowledge. I would think I could never be like the medical [...]
With the anniversary of R U OK? Day recently, it seems timely to take a moment, reflect, and ask ourselves how we look after each other as health professionals and Rural Generalists.
Research was not on my radar in the beginning, as my clinical role kept me patient focused. Yet, the more I delved into research, the more a whole new world of learning and fascination opened up for me. Getting started can be daunting. Thankfully, I didn’t feel put off even though I knew very little [...]
Begin at the beginning…and go on until you come ‘til the end: then stop
With competing demands of small children and work and family commitments, navigating work-life harmony isn't always easy. Husband and wife RGs Catherine and Brent share their their story on how they went about designing a career that works for their family.
Being a Rural Generalist can be intense. Remaining connected to colleagues and groups outside of your immediate work environment is very important...
Reflecting on a decade of Rural Generalist medicine developments, the best thing about rural practice has stayed the same for Tom...
Studying medicine can take you just about anywhere and everywhere. Making the effort to explore your options can help you prepare to be ready to hit the ground running after graduation.