Posted in November 2013

Rural Doctors Masterclass Roundup

Rural Doctors Masterclass Roundup

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the recent Rural Doctors Masterclass on Kangaroo Island at the end of my locum placement. This was the brainchild of Tim from ruraldoctors.net and KIdocs.org with the intention of bringing cutting edge FOAM concepts to practicing rural doctors with the assistance of small group learning and … Continue reading

Striving to Not Be Average

Striving to Not Be Average

As children, we all have dreams about what we’re going to be when we grow up. I dreamed about being the country GP who looks after her patients with care and compassion and becomes a part of the community. I had no ambitions of leadership and I never wanted to change the world; my goal … Continue reading

Living the Island Life

Living the Island Life

Somebody pinch me, please? I’ve just had the most terrific two-week holiday locum on the gorgeous Kangaroo Island, Australia’s third largest island, located off the coast of South Australia. KI is known for its pristine wilderness, abundance of native wildlife, high quality produce and it’s enthusiastic rural doctors. I was based at the KI Medical Clinic … Continue reading

Is it time for GP FOAM to come of age?

Is it time for GP FOAM to come of age?

There’s been a bit of discussion around about the place lately about FOAM and it’s application in general practice. As a concept, FOAM is gaining momentum all the time and is garnering a huge following all around the world. At its core, it’s clinical education by the people, for the people. The beauty of it … Continue reading

Battling Locum Burn-out

Battling Locum Burn-out

This morning I was sitting in the coffee-shop in the Perth domestic airport, filling in time before my Sunday morning flight. I’m getting to be a bit of a regular there now, almost at the stage where I can ask the barista for “the usual” with some degree of confidence. I was heading back to … Continue reading