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The opportunities for a successful medical career in regional Australia are immense. But for many young doctors at the start of their medical journey, the decision to leave a major city location for regional Australia is not easy. What are the best pathways, what decisions need to be made along the way, who can you turn to for help, and how do you ensure success if you opt for a career outside Australia’s capitals? Destination Medicine turns to those who know for the answers. Each episode of this podcast series brings the story of a medical professional who has chosen to live and work in regional Australia. Drawn from many different locations, each will share their knowledge, experience and insights about the different pathways to a fulfilling professional career in regional Australia. More than that, they bring their own personal accounts of living and working in their chosen field in the areas where they’ve settled. Lifestyle counts - and for those who’ve made the move, the impact has been immeasurable. They share their candid and fascinating stories so that you, the listener, can gain a much deeper understanding of what’s involved should you decide to make Regional Australia your own professional destination.

The opportunities for a successful medical career in regional Australia are immense. But for many young doctors at the start of their medical journey, the decision to leave a major city location for regional Australia is not easy. What are the best pathways, what decisions need to be made along the way, who can you turn to for help, and how do you ensure success if you opt for a career outside Australia’s capitals? Destination Medicine turns to those who know for the answers. Each episode of this podcast series brings the story of a medical professional who has chosen to live and work in regional Australia. Drawn from many different locations, each will share their knowledge, experience and insights about the different pathways to a fulfilling professional career in regional Australia. More than that, they bring their own personal accounts of living and working in their chosen field in the areas where they’ve settled. Lifestyle counts - and for those who’ve made the move, the impact has been immeasurable. They share their candid and fascinating stories so that you, the listener, can gain a much deeper understanding of what’s involved should you decide to make Regional Australia your own professional destination.

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Australia

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The opportunities for a successful medical career in regional Australia are immense. But for many young doctors at the start of their medical journey, the decision to leave a major city location for regional Australia is not easy. What are the best pathways, what decisions need to be made along the way, who can you turn to for help, and how do you ensure success if you opt for a career outside Australia’s capitals? Destination Medicine turns to those who know for the answers. Each episode of this podcast series brings the story of a medical professional who has chosen to live and work in regional Australia. Drawn from many different locations, each will share their knowledge, experience and insights about the different pathways to a fulfilling professional career in regional Australia. More than that, they bring their own personal accounts of living and working in their chosen field in the areas where they’ve settled. Lifestyle counts - and for those who’ve made the move, the impact has been immeasurable. They share their candid and fascinating stories so that you, the listener, can gain a much deeper understanding of what’s involved should you decide to make Regional Australia your own professional destination.

Language:

English


Episodes

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Duration:00:14:03

"Go where the disease is" – for a meaningful impact in your career

11/5/2019
Go rural if you really want to make an impact on your medical career. That's the view of Joel Riley, a dual Fellow in General Medicine and Rheumatology, whose career pathway has taken him to rural and regional New South Wales. Joel has always felt strongly about access to health care for people who live in the country and as a doctor he has taken his skills and knowledge to where it is needed most.

Duration:00:08:18

The Rural Generalist path to professional and lifestyle fulfilment

10/22/2019
Dr Teena Downton's specialisation is a great example of the diversity you can have in your work, as a GP, based in the country. You may have heard of the term ‘Rural Generalist' but what does it mean and what pathway do you take to be one? In this episode of Destination Medicine get ready to be motivated as Teena speaks about the many hats she wears from working at the local Emergency Department to being involved in the delivery of 150 babies!

Duration:00:14:29

Lights, action, and far reaching places – a mega-directional career in medicine

10/22/2019
Dr Tim Duncan is an aeromedical retrieval specialist, a GP, Anaesthetist and a film maker. Only two years after graduating from medicine, Tim felt disconnected from who he really was and took a break from medicine to study film. Before pursuing a career in film, Tim decided to do one last locum at Katherine, in the Northern Territory. After a car accident on a silent and remote highway, Tim thought his life may be coming to an end. In this episode of Destination Medicine, Tim shares a story...

Duration:00:16:07

A General Paediatrician's perfect career choice

10/22/2019
Dr. Theresa Pitts was fortunate enough to receive a John Flynn Scholarship whilst she was studying medicine and spent two weeks each year of her degree on the beautiful Flinders Island with the local GP; and that's when her love for country medicine was confirmed. In this episode of Destination Medicine find out the benefits of working as a Paediatrician in the country and the joy of no traffic lights!

Duration:00:13:08

Throw your hat into the ring

10/16/2019
Dr Justin Gladman is a descendant of the Wiradjuri people and is living the dream of working and living in his home town of Broken Hill for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. In this episode of Destination Medicine find out how by putting the right support systems in place and having a lot of determination and drive can make that journey a lot less bumpy.

Duration:00:16:56