Undertaking academic practice in a location offers the opportunity for research into the variation in illness profile and lifestyle, the greater burden of chronic disease, lower socioeconomic and educational status compared to urban settings, and other important limitations in rural communities.
“There are so many benefits to doing an Academic Post. It gave me good teaching knowledge, honed my skills in critically evaluating research, connected me with a wide community of academic GPs, and included funding to attend conferences and do further education. It also gave me the confidence to apply for a PhD!”
– Dr Amelia Woods, GP Registrar currently based at SALHN Aboriginal Family Clinic, on the pathway to a Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)