I recently had the privilege of travelling to Halls Creek in Western Australia for my 5th year selective. Halls Creek lies in the heart of the Kimberley’s and has a population of 1,499, 65% of whom are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders. I chose to do my selective here as I wanted to get experience in rural and remote medicine as well….
A Brush with Rural Medicine Gabrielle Brailsford (Med V) I recently had the privilege of travelling to Weipa in Far North Queensland as part of the Cape York Eye Health Project. The project delivers specialist ophthalmology services to some of Australia’s most re mote Aboriginal communities. It was pioneered in year 2000 by an ophthalmologist with a passion for Indigenous health. The….
My Rural Placement at the Northwest Regional Hospital I was fortunate to have a placement in the Critical Care Department at the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie between the 16th of January and 10th of February 2017. Being a small ward, I was able to partake in and observe myriad of things including ventilators and other technologies as well as minor….
My rural experience in Broken hill From the 8th May – 2nd June I spent 4 weeks on placement at the Broken Hill base hospital in Broken Hill. My 4 weeks were spent in operating theatre in which I witnessed the surgical treatment of trauma, delivery of babies, removal of cataracts and many other life impacting operations. The learning environment, and encouragement….
Earlier this year Health Recruitment PLUS ran two workshops on the life as a rural practitioner and how to run a sucessful General Practice. These videos are now online are able to be viewed at the following link: http://www.hrplustas.com.au/rural-medical-placement-support/events-for-medical-nursing-allied-health-students-tasmania/
I was lucky to have my rural GP placement in Swansea on the east coast. The GP clinic is part of the May Shaw Health, which included the aged care facility, 6 subacute beds and an emergency room, as well as other community services. The practice is run by a husband and wife team who are both great practical doctors. They were….