Ever wondered why doctors choose to work in rural settings and what would encourage them to stay? In our 2023 RVTS Grand Round, we explored this very topic with the National Rural Health Commissioner, Adjunct Professor Dr. Ruth Stewart.  Alongside her, four RVTS registrars and supervisors shared their personal experiences and challenges in Rural Health, shedding light on specific barriers they faced to working in rural health, along with the positives of working in a rural community that have encouraged them to stay. 

The dialogue delved into the obstacles of rural workforce and potential strategies to address them. Given the RVTS team’s extensive expertise in retaining rural workforce, the 2023 Grand Round provided a treasure trove of practical insights and real-world concerns. 

In this episode we hear a short excerpt from the Grand Round highlighting the experiences of Dr Emmon Raza Mubbashir,  a recent RVTS registrar, now a fellow of the RACGP. We hear about her journey into rural health as an International Medical Graduate ( IMG ) also known as an Overseas-trained Doctor in Australia. 
This is the first of four episodes. 
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Dr Mubbashir shares her journey to working in rural Australia as an Overseas-Trained Doctor.