A doctor training in Quirindi to specialise as a general practitioner has been recognised as GP Synergy New England/Northwest NSW Registrar of the Year.
Dr Phyo Kyaw, is in his fourth term of training at Quirindi Health Centre, and was recognised for achieving the highest score amongst NSW and ACT registrars sitting the Royal Australian College of General Practice’s Applied Knowledge Test this term.
Having grown up in a small town in Myanmar, Dr Kyaw is relishing the opportunity of training in a rural area.
“I did my first three terms of GP training in Moree and I’m loving GP training.
“Rural training is the best in many ways, you see a mix of interesting presentations that you may not necessarily come across in a city practice.
“In towns like Moree and Quirindi, there are admitting rights to local hospital where you can continue caring for your regular patients, it’s good continuity of care – it’s a whole package,” Dr Kyaw said.
GP Synergy CEO, John Oldfield, congratulated Dr Kyaw on his achievement.
“There are more than 50 registrars currently training in accredited general practices across New England/Northwest NSW,” he said.
“They are trained by dedicated regional medical educators and supervisors who delivered education and training tailored to meet the needs of local communities.
“We warmly congratulate Dr Kyaw on his exam result and award, and wish him well with the completion of his training,” Mr Oldfield said.
Dr Kyaw’s supervisor at Quirindi Health Centre, Dr Paul Saad is passionate about rural health care and training registrars in Quirindi.
“When I realised that Quirindi needed more doctors, I accredited the surgery with GP Synergy, and since then we’ve had many registrars who have trained here and chosen to stay on after their training.
“I’m proud of all our registrars who become fellowed GPs, and we’re very proud of Dr Kyaw’s achievements,” Dr Saad said.