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RVTS training update –
September 2023

RVTS Director of Training, Dr Ronda Gurney, provides an update on the many activities and services benefitting RVTS registrars.

Glenda Humes – an incredible journey!

Meet one of our amazing RVTS Cultural Educators, Glenda Humes, and learn about her fascinating life well as her famous father!

A bright future for RVTS in new era of training

With College led GP training now a reality, RVTS is playing an important role supporting RACGP and ACRRM during the transition phase and beyond.

RVTS training update –
June 2023

As we approach the midpoint of the year, it's a good time to look back on the training activities that have taken place so far in 2023! RVTS Director of Training, Dr Ronda Gurney, provides an update.

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!
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