Welcoming our new junior doctor

Dr Paul Scotland

Dr Paul ScotlandPaul 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?

Sydney, Australia.

Where did you do your medical degree? 

University of Brisbane, Queensland.

What made you decide on medicine as a career? 

Rewarding career.

What did you do before embarking on a medical pathway?

Chemistry.

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?

No.

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.

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