A warm welcome can make a big difference when starting work in a new town.
On Thursday night, local general practice training provider, GP Synergy, brought together nearly 30 GP registrars, GP supervisors, practice managers, and special guests including Bega Valley Shire Mayor Cr Kristy McBain, for a networking event to help new registrars settle into town.
The GP registrars are training in general practices in Bega, Bermagui, Merimbula, Tura Beach and Eden.
Dr Corin Miller, one of the GP registrars in attendance, is completing her training at the Bega Valley Medical Practice and enjoying life in the region.
“The case load and patient mix is more varied in the country, it is professionally rewarding.
“It has enabled me to grow as a doctor by exposing me to a huge range of clinical presentations and I’ve met some inspirational mentors,” Dr Miller said.
Dr Allison Miller, GP Synergy’s Regional Head of Education for South Eastern NSW said delivering regionally-tailored training programs, relevant to the communities where GP registrars are training, underpins GP Synergy’s education program.
“GP Synergy is committed to supporting registrars and supervisors to ensure GPs starting their careers receive the best medical training, and realise what a great part of the world this is to live and practise in,” Dr Allison Miller said.
Dr Corin Miller and her family moved from Sydney to the Far South Coast a year ago and haven’t looked back.
“I plan on continuing to work in general practice at Bega Valley Medical Practice and in emergency medicine at South East Regional Hospital when I receive my fellowship in the next few weeks.
“It’s been a great place to train and work. Plus, the lifestyle is much more relaxed than in the city,” she said.
There are currently more than 120 GP registrars training in 108 accredited general practices in South Eastern NSW.