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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.

Recognising equity, diversity and the many contributions of women

The month of March featured three important events on our calendar which are strongly embraced by RVTS and the wider RVTS family.

For our people and for Australia:
an RVTS registrar, her Sudanese colleagues...and the COVID frontline

Dr Ahlam Ibrheem never expected that, a decade after moving to Australia, she would be a driving force in helping Sydney’s Sudanese community to get safely through a global pandemic.

Epic journey to general practice:
A global quest and a dream fulfilled…in a remote Australian fishing village

After moving from his native Pakistan to Canada, and then to Queensland, Dr Mubashar Sherazi finally found his ‘pot of gold’ working as a GP registrar at Mallacoota on Victoria’s north-east coast.

Quick fire questions:
Dr Rohana Wanasinghe

Dr Rohana Wanasinghe is a Rural Generalist surgeon and practice principal in Narrabri, north-west NSW. He trained with RVTS to gain his FRACGP in 2015, and is now an RVTS supervisor.

And that’s a wrap!

In this end of year update, RVTS Director of Training, Dr Ronda Gurney, shares her views on the year that was...and how RVTS fared in navigating the uncertainties of COVID.

Postcard from a vaccination coalface

Like many rural and remote doctors, Dr Chris Carroll (one of RVTS’s Supervisor Liaison Officers) has been on the frontline during the COVID pandemic. She sent us this update.

Farmer wants a wife...town gets a doctor

When Alison Jones decided to try her luck on a reality TV show back in 2010, she could not have imagined where her life would take her – including training as a specialist GP with RVTS.

From South Africa to the Sunshine Coast: meet Ronda Gurney – our new Director of Training

As a girl growing up in rural South Africa, Ronda Gurney wanted to be a teacher. Now the former RVTS registrar is putting her passion for medicine and education to great use in her new RVTS role.

Road to paradise:
Jacki Mein’s great RVTS adventure

After decades working as a doctor in Northern Australia, Dr Jacki Mein’s journey to becoming an RVTS Registrar – and ultimately RVTS Chair – had a surprising start.