Port Macquarie provides a great training ground for GPs - GP Synergy

Port Macquarie provides a great training ground for GPs

To become a specialist GP takes many years of hard work and dedication, and Dr Amitee Ryan is excelling as she works towards that goal.

Dr Ryan, who is training to become a specialist GP at Focus Medical Centre, has been named GP Synergy’s North Coast Registrar of the Year, recognising her commitment to quality general practice education and training.

“During medical school and working in hospital I was one of those people who enjoyed everything!

“Being a GP means I can be a true ‘generalist’ and enjoy all of my interests.

“I whole heartedly believe in ‘prevention rather than cure’ and I have a passion for education and making a real difference to people’s lives,” Dr Ryan said.

Being able to train as a GP in Port Macquarie has been an experience Dr Ryan has greatly enjoyed.

“Providing patient-centred, holistic care has been a really rewarding experience in general practice.

“I came to Port Macquarie seven years ago and fell in love with the area.

“It’s one of the most beautiful places to live and work.

“I can’t praise the team at Focus Medical Centre enough for all their hard work, teaching and support this year, they have made it a really positive, valuable experience.

“I was so thankful and honoured to be nominated for the award, but to then actually win just blew me away,” Dr Ryan said.

Georgina van de Water, CEO of local general practice education and training provider GP Synergy, said during their three-to-four-year journey to become a specialist GP, GP registrars make a significant contribution to primary healthcare provision in local communities.

“GP registrars have undertaken more than 219,000 consultations across the North Coast region in the first half of this year alone,” Mrs van de Water said.

“GP Synergy is delighted to recognise Dr Ryan as the 2020 Registrar of the Year for North Coast, for commitment and excellence during her GP training.

“With more than 220 registrars currently training in accredited general practices across the North Coast region, Dr Ryan’s achievement is certainly something to be proud of.”


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