Woy Woy provides a great training ground for GPs - GP Synergy

Woy Woy provides a great training ground for GPs

To become a GP takes many years of hard work and dedication, and Dr Daniel Calder is well on his way to achieving that goal.

On Thursday night, he was announced as the GP Synergy Hunter, Manning and Central Coast Registrar of the Year.

The award presented by local GP training provider, GP Synergy, recognises excellence and ongoing commitment to quality general practice education and training.

After deciding to specialise as a GP, Dr Calder is now in his fourth term of GP training at Woy Woy General Practice, having also completed his previous two terms there.

“Despite Woy Woy General Practice being a big clinic serving an area in need of more doctors, the clinic is full of friendly close-knit staff all doing their best to help the community.

“In GP training you need good mentors to show you how to make the most of your work, and through my training I’ve been lucky to have some of the best.

“My wife jokes that I’ll never stop studying, so the completion of my medical training may never happen!

“At the moment I’m being drawn to the idea of continuing my studies with a PhD.

“For the foreseeable future I’ll remain in Woy Woy if they’ll have me,” Dr Calder said.

GP Synergy CEO, John Oldfield, congratulated Dr Calder on his achievement.

“It is a pleasure for GP Synergy to recognise excellence and commitment in GP training.

“With more than 270 registrars currently training in accredited general practices across the Hunter, Manning and Central Coast region, Dr Calder’s achievement is certainly something to be proud of,” he said.


Photos from the event are available in our image gallery.