Dr Dan Harris
Alice Springs, NT
The first thing that strikes you after joining the RVTS programme is the genuine concern all the RVTS staff, supervisors and fellow registrars have, not only for your education and professional development, but also for the daily function of your practice and your personal well-being.
The methods utilised by RVTS are unique. I often receive jealous glances from registrars in other training programmes when discussing the twice yearly face-to-face workshops, or the weekly teleconferences. Both provide succinct educational material on topics relevant to rural and remote practice and achieving examination success, plus a forum to network with others working in remote environments.
Many excellent postgraduate training programmes exist in Australia, but I’m not aware of any others, providing doctors committed to generalist rural and remote practice, with a structured learning plan, significant social and financial support and a ‘personal touch’. Surrounded by a team like this, what’s the hurry in passing exams!