Originally from Canberra, Dr Daniel Rudd has moved to Western NSW for GP training, he is loving it there and intends to stay for the long term. As the Registrar Liaison Officer for Western NSW, he also wants to ensure other registrars have a positive experience when they train in the subregion.
Tell us about your background.
I grew up in Canberra and moved to Sydney for University.
Why did you decide to become a GP?
I wanted a rewarding job with variety and flexibility.
What attracted you to training in Western NSW?
I have family out this way and visited a lot when I was younger.
What do you enjoy about training and living in Western NSW?
It’s a more relaxed pace and there’s a great community spirit.
For your GPT3 term you’re training in Aboriginal health, how are you finding it?
There are a lot of patients with complex chronic disease and difficult social circumstances so it is certainly a challenge. But we have a dedicated and passionate team which really helps.
What’s your motivation for being the Western NSW Registrar Liaison Officer?
I want to help registrars have a good experience in Western NSW and hopefully stay around long term.
Do you think you’ll stay in Western NSW when you finish training?
You can bet your boots on it. I love it here.