Winning video encourages doctors to come to Gloucester - GP Synergy

Winning video encourages doctors to come to Gloucester

Wanting to inspire medical students and young doctors to go into a career in rural general practice, Gloucester MediCo’s creative video has won the 2022 GP Synergy Rural General Practice Video Competition.

The three-minute video features Dr Jim Bird who undertook his own GP training in Gloucester, loved the town and the opportunities for a GP it offers and so made it home.

Mellissa Williams, Practice Manager at Gloucester MediCo, said the motivation for entering the competition was the practice’s commitment to training rural GPs of the future.

“We look forward to welcoming new GP trainees every term as we enjoy watching them grow and learn and become a part of the community.

“We’re very excited to be the winners of this competition, and to be able to showcase Gloucester and the challenges and rewards of being a rural GP.

“Being the only medical centre in a 100 km radius and with our GPs also servicing the hospital means that our doctors really are a part of the community, and the community truly appreciates them,” Ms Williams said.

Cameron Wilson, CEO of NSW and ACT GP training organisation, GP Synergy, congratulated the team at Gloucester MediCo on their winning video.

“We are delighted at the number of entries we received highlighting the benefits of a career in general practice across regional and rural NSW,” Mr Wilson said.

“The passion that doctors and practice staff have for their communities and providing them with the best care is clear.

“The videos highlight the professional, personal and community rewards that rural general practice can offer from the perspective of rural GPs themselves’.

“The team from Gloucester MediCo has highlighted the many benefits of both undertaking training and working as a rural GP in Gloucester.”


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Kerryn Stephens | Senior Media and Communications Officer