GP registrar stories

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Training and working as a GP in the Northern Territory has been far from boring for Dr Maddy Shepherd
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Originally hailing from Austria, Bernadette Hader is a Northern Territory General Practice Education registrar based in Nhulunbuy. Having moved to Australia some 12 years ago and starting her medical career in women’s and paediatric health, Bernadette was drawn to a career in general practice while working in Alice Springs. Read on for Bernadette’s story.
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Read on to hear how training in the Northern Territory is helping Rhys prepare for the most extreme of remote healthcare environments
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City slicker goes bush for a cultural eye-opener
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Northern Territory General Practice Education general practice registrar, Dr Aly Knell, became captivated by the NT working as a tour guide in the Alice Springs region.

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Inspired by his father, Aung has been driven to become a great family doctor – someone his father, now aged in his eighties, can look to for health support.
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Originally hailing from Kedah in Malaysia, Dr Nur Hayati Mohd Alias has felt at home in the Northern Territory since she arrived here in 2014.

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Dr Jarrod de Jong swapped the big city life of Melbourne for the rugged Central Australian desert
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Here are seven reasons why taking your GP training bush will the best decision you ever make.
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Here are six reasons why GP training in the NT is something you need to think seriously about doing.
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According to her peers, Bekkie is both committed to Indigenous health and possess a remarkable ability to empathise with her patients. Her no rubbish approach to life has bolstered her reputation for being a strong, driven, highly skilled and respected doctor.
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Dr Maddy Shepherd achieved the highest AKT exam score in the NT in Term 1 2018. Here she talks about how she prepared for the exam and offers her eight top tips to getting a winning pass mark.
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If you want to go somewhere where you are going to see things that you won’t see anywhere else and have opportunities that aren’t available anywhere else, the Territory is where you want to come and train.
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Dr Jyothi Vardhi shares his remote training experience in Ngukurr and how NTGPE's pastoral care support helped him with the challenges of living and working remote.
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"I am the friendly face that calls them from the waiting room. I am the person who knows them and their families. I am the person who, once upon a time, was serving them at the checkout. And I am the person who can understand their concerns."
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The diversity of experience gained from working in a variety of placements in the NT, enhanced Dr Danushi Abeyaratnein approach to her Royal Australian College of General Practitioners exams – she was the highest scoring candidate in 2018.1 AKT exam for NT/SA
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Jian's original plan in 2015 was to finish his GP training as quickly as he possibly could and return to Sydney. His life in 2017 is a different story altogether.
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My journey started when I migrated to Australia in 2010 and worked as RMO for four years in different hospital rotations and started GP training under NTGPE in 2014.

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Dr Rosemary Wyber started her training in remote placements which meant working and living in remote communities, immersed in Yolngu Aboriginal culture and the Yolngu Matha language

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“I really enjoyed the flying and travel.

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“If you’re trying to work out where you want to train and you want to go somewhere where you have to take some self-direction in your learning but you’re going to see things that you won’t see else