City born and raised, a love of country music and lifestyle was the impetus for Dr Sally Street and her husband to retrain for life in a rural community.
After becoming a doctor Dr Street decided to specialise as a GP obstetrician, and last night she was named the 2019 GP Synergy Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine Registrar of the Year, at a ceremony in Dubbo.
The annual award is presented to a GP registrar training in NSW or ACT who demonstrates commitment to rural and remote general practice.
GP Synergy CEO, John Oldfield, congratulated Dr Street on her achievement.
“GPs like Dr Street, who in addition to their GP training gain additional specialised procedural skills like obstetrics or anaesthetics, are directly working towards better meeting the needs of rural communities.
“They play an important role in many smaller rural communities where hospitals do not have staff specialists, and procedural GPs service that healthcare gap,” Mr Oldfield said.
Dr Street is an advocate for living and working in Mudgee and has plans to stay on in town after completing her training.
“I chose the ACRRM curriculum for my training because I wanted a specialty in which general practice is a core component, but not the only component.
“I’ve loved obstetrics from the moment I did it as a medical student, it was the specialty in medicine that I gravitated most naturally towards.
“As a GP obstetrician I can look after the ladies through their pregnancies, be there for the birth of their babies and then watch the babies grow up.
“What greater privilege could there be?
“By training in Mudgee I get the ultimate mix of medicine available and I think winning the award also says something about the amazing mentorship at Mudgee Medical Centre.
“I’m now the second ACRRM registrar at this practice to win this award, with my colleague Dr Edward Lee winning in 2017,” Dr Street said.
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