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Opportunities for a successful medical career in rural Australia are immense. The Destination Medicine© podcast library has been created to assist anyone who has thought about a career as a rural doctor to make informed decisions and navigate a rural medical pathway with greater confidence. Each episode of this podcast series brings the story of a doctor and their journey into rural medicine. It hasn't been a straight highway for many; there have been a few bumps, U-turns and bends along the way. How did a city slicker end up living on a farm in the Riverina of NSW? And what happened to the young doctor who had a life changing moment on an isolated highway in the Northern Territory? Well, you will have to listen to find out...and there's more. With over 23 specialities, 81 fields of speciality practice and 86 speciality titles, making career decisions can seem overwhelming for medical students and junior doctors. For some it is an easy decision, having always known the area in which they want to work, however, for others, the plethora of information and complex selection and admission criteria for training, is daunting. Our doctors share their candid and fascinating stories so that you, the listener, can have a better understanding of what's involved in pursuing a rural career pathway. Lifestyle counts - and for those who are living in rural and remote Australia, the impact is immeasurable. The podcast series, 'Destination Medicine' is a collaboration between four rural NSW Regional Training Hubs - Far West, Riverina, Western and Northern NSW.

Opportunities for a successful medical career in rural Australia are immense. The Destination Medicine© podcast library has been created to assist anyone who has thought about a career as a rural doctor to make informed decisions and navigate a rural medical pathway with greater confidence. Each episode of this podcast series brings the story of a doctor and their journey into rural medicine. It hasn't been a straight highway for many; there have been a few bumps, U-turns and bends along the way. How did a city slicker end up living on a farm in the Riverina of NSW? And what happened to the young doctor who had a life changing moment on an isolated highway in the Northern Territory? Well, you will have to listen to find out...and there's more. With over 23 specialities, 81 fields of speciality practice and 86 speciality titles, making career decisions can seem overwhelming for medical students and junior doctors. For some it is an easy decision, having always known the area in which they want to work, however, for others, the plethora of information and complex selection and admission criteria for training, is daunting. Our doctors share their candid and fascinating stories so that you, the listener, can have a better understanding of what's involved in pursuing a rural career pathway. Lifestyle counts - and for those who are living in rural and remote Australia, the impact is immeasurable. The podcast series, 'Destination Medicine' is a collaboration between four rural NSW Regional Training Hubs - Far West, Riverina, Western and Northern NSW.

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Opportunities for a successful medical career in rural Australia are immense. The Destination Medicine© podcast library has been created to assist anyone who has thought about a career as a rural doctor to make informed decisions and navigate a rural medical pathway with greater confidence. Each episode of this podcast series brings the story of a doctor and their journey into rural medicine. It hasn't been a straight highway for many; there have been a few bumps, U-turns and bends along the way. How did a city slicker end up living on a farm in the Riverina of NSW? And what happened to the young doctor who had a life changing moment on an isolated highway in the Northern Territory? Well, you will have to listen to find out...and there's more. With over 23 specialities, 81 fields of speciality practice and 86 speciality titles, making career decisions can seem overwhelming for medical students and junior doctors. For some it is an easy decision, having always known the area in which they want to work, however, for others, the plethora of information and complex selection and admission criteria for training, is daunting. Our doctors share their candid and fascinating stories so that you, the listener, can have a better understanding of what's involved in pursuing a rural career pathway. Lifestyle counts - and for those who are living in rural and remote Australia, the impact is immeasurable. The podcast series, 'Destination Medicine' is a collaboration between four rural NSW Regional Training Hubs - Far West, Riverina, Western and Northern NSW.

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English


Episodes

Student Series: Amy Thwaites - A winding path to the supreme privilege of becoming a doctor

1/19/2021
Growing up with a GP mother as her role model, studying medicine could have seemed like an obvious choice for Amy Thwaites. But it didn’t cross her mind. A career in performing arts took preference, followed by nursing and then, when Amy finally turned to medicine, an application mishap almost upset the grand plan. But she’s on track now, at the University of Sydney Rural Clinical School in Dubbo, and loving the road she finally took to medicine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:18:55

Student Series: Joseph Freeman - The many pathways to medicine – trust the process and take your time!

1/5/2021
Joseph Freeman has taken a circuitous route to studying medicine and his advice to others is not to panic if you don’t get into medical school first time. There are so many different ways to get there, he says. And he’s proved the point, journeying from an outdoor recreation certificate at TAFE to post-graduate medicine in Dubbo. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:37

Student Series: Making room for perspective – lessons from Lachlan Carroll, a 3rd year medical student in Mildura

12/22/2020
No calling from a young age, no chemistry in high school, yet Lachlan Carroll is now a third year Monash undergraduate studying in Mildura and he’s embracing his medical career. But he was slow off the mark in making up his mind, and a gap year certainly helped him assess his options. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:17

A late starter to medicine finds all-round fulfilment as a Lismore GP

12/15/2020
It wasn’t until Dr David Glendinning was well into his first career as an engineer that he had a change of heart. He decided to try medicine. By that time married life had taken hold, but a stint in Lismore as a student became a more permanent fixture as Dave finally settled into general practice there. He may have been late to the party but David Glendinning has made some wise decisions in life – first to choose medicine, and then to choose a regional setting in which to practise. See...

Duration:00:15:26

Student Series: Resilience and a “go for it” spirit: attributes that count for Lily Hogan, a girl from the Riverina

12/8/2020
When Lily Hogan was growing up on her family’s sheep and cropping farm at Bethunga in the Riverina, she had no-one to influence her towards medicine. But the idea started to dawn on her while she was still at school and she decided to go for it. Why? She learned early, on the farm, how the right care can resolve dangerous situations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:36

Delighting in Dubbo in PGY37 and beyond...

12/1/2020
Not everyone thinks the city has it all. Associate Professor Mark Arnold left Sydney to pursue the immense opportunities he saw in Dubbo in the clinical teaching space and in his chosen field of rheumatology. Now he’s busier than ever, working hard to develop the medical program that will be offered in Dubbo in 2022, and sharing his passion and expertise with students and professional bodies alike. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:41

Student Series: Passion and perseverance – Leah-Monique Dowling's winning combo for a tough journey to medicine

11/24/2020
She was told to lower her sights, that medicine was too big a stretch. But that just made Leah-Monique Dowling all the more determined to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a doctor – and that’s despite the years spent in foster care while her parents struggled with physical and mental health issues. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:19

The rewards of rural general practice: making a positive difference in people's lives

11/17/2020
Dr Paul Lunney knew he’d made the right decision to move from registered nursing to becoming a GP. What he didn’t know until his 3rd year placement in Dubbo was the attraction of working in a rural setting. He was determined to go back, and now he’s established himself as a GP there, thoroughly enjoying the professional and personal rewards that Dubbo offers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:43

Student Series: Unwavering - Bree Gardoll, the girl from Goondiwindi

11/10/2020
Even in primary school Bree Gardoll had started thinking about being a doctor. There were no doctors in her Goondiwindi family but with the encouragement of family and friends, and with a lot of planning, her application into medical school was successful and she’s now well on her way. How did she do it? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:20:07

Student Series: “How lucky am I to be here” – Imogen Hines’ journey of fate to rural medicine

11/10/2020
How does a city girl and professional cyclist find a passion for rural medicine – and how could not speaking Norwegian change an entire career path? But that’s been the case for one student whose fateful choice to embrace medicine has taken her to Wagga Wagga – and she wouldn’t be anywhere else. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:16:03

Student Series: From saxophone to stethoscope – Anna Leckie’s journey from music to rural medicine

11/10/2020
What do you do when you love jazz saxophone and you love medicine? Both, of course! That’s what Anna Leckie did in pursuing a first degree in music before heading straight into medicine. Now she has no regrets on either front - and returning to the School of Rural Health in Orange as a 4th year post graduate medical student has provided her with the best of both worlds. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:18

Student Series: It takes all sorts – Angus McGinness, a Dubbo boy's journey to medicine

11/10/2020
Radiography seemed likely, then there was a stab at architecture. But it was medicine that finally attracted Angus McGinness to his long term career. His biggest message: you don’t have to be the-best-of-the-best to gain entry. There are many pathways into medical school – you just need to investigate your best options, understand the processes involved, and get going! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:06

From Blighty to Broken Hill – and Dr Sarah Wenham has never been busier

11/3/2020
Whoever said a rural life would be quieter? Dr Sarah Wenham started her medical career in the city of Manchester in the UK. After qualifying in palliative care, she moved to Blackpool with a catchment area of 330,000 people. Then, to Broken Hill. The contrast couldn’t have been more extreme. But Sarah has embraced her role as the only specialist palliative care physician in the region. And she’s loving it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:37

A journey far and wide to reach Busselton – and career fulfilment as a GP Obstetrician

11/3/2020
Dr Sarah Moore covered huge tracks in her career development in WA. But she never lost track of her colleagues and mentors, nor of her love for obstetrics and the privilege, as she calls it, of bringing babies into the world. And as a rural doctor at heart, Sarah has found her place in Busselton WA, but her expertise takes her far further afield. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:15

Talking SKIN – and the demand for dermatologists in rural Australia

3/3/2020
Australia may have one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world, but where are the dermatologists? It's a big issue in rural and remote areas where demand for skin specialists is high and the waiting lists long. Orange-based dermatologist Dr Michelle McRae has her own story to tell as she looks at easier paths to rural dermatology for the next generation of trainees. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:33

From championship rowing to emergency medicine – Dr Daniel Stewart's circuitous journey to Dubbo

2/18/2020
In retrospect it was the perfect vocational choice. But Dr Daniel Stewart just didn't know it as he rowed hard and fast for Australia, chopping and changing university courses before finally giving medicine a crack. Now based in Dubbo, with a four-minute commute to work, he couldn't be happier. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:48

The conversion of a sceptic - Dr Sean Hogan's road to rural practice

2/4/2020
When Dr Sean Hogan was seeking a placement for the last two years of his degree, Wagga Wagga was right at the bottom of his preference list. Reluctantly he took the placement. That was in 2010. Sean's still there and his views about working rurally have undergone a complete transformation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:45

Sally takes Surgical Career off the Beaten Track

12/17/2019
Lismore-based surgeon, Sally Butchers, is living proof that you can create a distinguished career as a sought-after surgeon outside the major cities. With a daily commute of less than 15 minutes, and the feeling that she's making a tangible difference to her close-knit local community, Sally is at the peak of her surgical career without sacrificing her lifestyle. Sally shares the words of advice she received from mentors, and why she chose to become a surgeon. See omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:10:00

Being brave

12/3/2019
It's a courageous career move when a young medical student presents before Fellows of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons on the contentious topic of barriers to women in surgery. But that's what young Sarah McLain did at the College's Annual Congress last year. What did she tell them, and how was her message received? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:05

Taking emergency medicine around the world and back

11/19/2019
If you think the TV hospital drama ER could entice you into a career in emergency medicine, take a note from Associate Professor Tim Baker, a rural emergency physician who talks passionately about this field of medicine in the rural setting and the sorts of pathways that can lead you there. In this episode of Destination Medicine, you'll discover that when you can't rely on the resources of a major city hospital, the challenges become rewards. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:14:03