Getting to know members of the community, can make all the difference when you move to a new town.
On Tuesday night, local general practice training provider GP Synergy, brought together 60 local health professionals and special guests including Wagga Wagga Mayor Greg Conkey OAM for a networking event to help new GP registrars settle into town.
Mr John Oldfield, GP Synergy’s CEO welcomed guests, including the new registrars that are training under the supervision of local GPs in the area from Wagga Wagga, to Temora and Cootamundra.
“Ten new doctors are training in Wagga Wagga and surrounds this term, they have joined 25 GP registrars who are already in the later stages of training.
“Registrars not only receive quality medical training train but also get a taste for living in the communities they train in.
“GP Synergy also provide assistance to registrars moving to rural locations to settle-in, and events like this are a good opportunity for the new doctors to meet locals who already recognise Wagga Wagga is a great place to live and work,” Mr Oldfield said.
Dr Mariam Mahmood is one of the new doctors in town, she and her family have moved from Queensland so she can undertake her GP training in Wagga Wagga.
“I’ve always want to be a family doctor, it’s very challenging and I love challenges!
“I moved to Wagga Wagga as I want to train on a rural pathway as I will learn more.
“I’ve received lots of support from GP Synergy, and I’m lucky to work in a very supportive and friendly medical centre.
“My family and I like Wagga Wagga and I would love to continue to practice here after I receive my GP fellowship,” Dr Mahmood said.
There are currently more than 100 registrars undertaking GP training in 52 general practices and hospital facilities across the Murrumbidgee area.