"As a GP you get to form a relationship with your patients. It is a privilege to guide them on their journey towards better health."
Dr Jess Payne
Being a rural hospital doctor is a thoroughly satisfying and rewarding career choice. It offers you a way to choose the lifestyle you want, while contributing to your community.
Do you want to know what a rural hospital doctor does day-to-day? Read some of the profiles below to find our about our doctors.
"As a rural doctor, my work is varied and my family enjoys a great lifestyle.
Rural medicine is hands-on, practical and solution focused.”
"The appeal of being in a rural place is that you’re a generalist, you know a little bit about everything."
“Rural medicine is immensely satisfying. It’s varied and exciting.
In rural medicine you need a broad range of skills and the confidence to use them in any situation.”
"The variety of medicine is the essence of rural general practice, and rural practice offers the opportunity to add to your skills every day.”
"The lifestyle is definitely a big drawcard. I have a young family and by living in a small community, we’re able to live by the beach and still be close to work"
"I guess I was always destined to be a generalist, but being a rural generalist is just the best.”