Welcoming our new junior doctor
Paul will join the Ochre Medical Centre King Island in April, where he will spend 13 weeks exploring rural medicine in a program funded by the Federal Department of Health.
The Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund is a community-based program designed to encourage more doctors to choose a rural general practice career. The program is the first of a number of programs that train, mentor and support doctors as they acquire experience in rural medicine through different stages of their training.
We asked Paul a few questions about himself:
Where are you from?
Where did you do your medical degree?
University of Brisbane, Queensland.
What made you decide on medicine as a career?
What did you do before embarking on a medical pathway?
What specialties interest you?
Rural Generalist, Psychiatry, Neurology.
What do you think you will enjoy and gain from your rural placement?
Exposure to a rural site and community and a chance to live in an isolated region for a few months.
Have you been to King Island before?
What are your impressions of the region where you are going to do your rural placement?
King Island – Cheese, surf, penguins and seals.
What hobbies and interests do you have outside of your career?
Hiking and reading.