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Four layers of clothing in forty degree heat — meet new RVTS Chair, Dr David Moniz

A Canadian native, Dr David Moniz almost came to Australia by accident — and despite a scorching Aussie summer he stayed on. Read about David's journey through medicine, and his vision for RVTS.

RVTS training update – Summer 2022

It’s been a busy and successful year for the RVTS training that included the return of our flagship face-to-face Workshop! RVTS Director of Training, Dr Ronda Gurney, provides an update.

A poem from King Island — Dr Ann Buchan, RVTS registrar

Dr Ann Buchan is an RVTS registrar working as a GP at the Ochre Medical Centre on King Island, Tasmania...but she's also a talented poet, as her latest contribution to the RVTS library confirms!

Meet Dr Emmon Mubbashir –
RVTS Registrar Liaison Officer

Born in Karachi (population over 20 million), Dr Emmon Mubbashir's upbringing was far from rural – but since 2019 she has been enjoying working as a GP registrar in a WA town...and meeting the locals!

Meet Dr Rebecca Loveridge – RVTS Registrar Liaison Officer

Dr Bec Loveridge moved to Portland in 2022 to undertake GP training as an RVTS registrar. It's been a busy year, with her appointment as an RVTS RLO...and three attempts at a wedding!

RVTS training update – Winter/Spring 2022

This year is more than halfway done...and so much has been achieved! RVTS Director of Training, Dr Ronda Gurney, provides an update from the hard-working RVTS Medical Education team.

Changing things, one step at a time:
Meet the inspiring Marlene Drysdale,
RVTS Cultural Educator

Professor Marlene Drysdale's work at RVTS is critical in shaping a health system that is culturally safe and welcoming for First Nations people. In doing so, she draws upon her own remarkable life.

Incredible journey:
Two RVTS alumni, three kids, two dachshunds…and their path to rural practice

Dr Erin Hawkey and Dr Ian Murphy completed their advanced Rural Generalist training through RVTS and recently fellowed as FACRRMs. With a young family – not to mention two dachshunds – life is busy!

RVTS Targeted Recruitment:
A game-changer for rural communities

The RVTS Targeted Recruitment Strategy has been a huge success in boosting the recruitment of doctors in locations of high medical workforce need. RVTS’s Veeraja Uppal explains why.

“Bula!” in Boggabri – a Fijian doctor’s Targeted Recruitment experience

Originally from Fiji,
Dr Salma Hanif moved to the small town of Boggabri in north-west NSW as part of RVTS’s Targeted Recruitment pathway. She's loved the GP training and the welcoming locals too!

Five minutes with Dr Vlad Matic

Outgoing RVTS Board Director, Dr Vlad Matic, is an icon of the rural medical community and has brought a wealth of experience to the RVTS Board. He took time out to answer some questions for us!

Delivered on time:
A truckie’s son…a future doctor

Back in the late '90s, Geraint Lenegan used to deliver groceries with his semi-trailer to Aboriginal communities in remote WA. His son Jarrad is now an RVTS registrar at Broome and Fitzroy Crossing.

Reflections from the ’flight deck’:
Dr Pat Giddings on the past, present and future of RVTS

RVTS CEO, Dr Pat Giddings, caught the Rural Medicine bug early in his career and hasn’t looked back – and 21 years after taking the helm at RVTS, he continues to be equally passionate about that too.

An exciting start to the RVTS training year!

The beginning of a new year is always an exciting time and 2022 has been no exception, writes RVTS’s Director of Training, Dr Ronda Gurney.

From counter insurgents to quiet rural nights:
One doctor’s passion for an outback town

Dr Sirisha Potti had an adventurous start to her medical career, working as a doctor with the Indian Army in the troubled regions of Jammu and Kashmir before moving to a remote town in NSW.
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