Destination Medicine© Stories from rural doctors podcast launched

15 November 2019

The just launched Destination Medicine podcast library has been created to assist anyone thinking about a career as a rural doctor to make informed decisions and navigate a rural medical pathway with greater confidence. Also see the new Destination Medicine website. Hubs from across Australia are invited to identify future podcast talent for its upcoming new series. ​

Each episode of this podcast series brings the story of a doctor and their journey into rural medicine. It hasn’t been a straight road for many; there have been a few bumps, U-turns and bends along the way. How did a city slicker end up living on a farm in the Riverina of NSW? And what happened to the young doctor who had a life changing moment on an isolated highway in the Northern Territory?  Well, you will have to listen to find out…and there’s more.

With over 23 specialities, 81 fields of speciality practice and 86 speciality titles, making career decisions can seem overwhelming for medical students and junior doctors. For some it is an easy decision, having always known the area in which they want to work, however, for others, the plethora of information and complex selection and admission criteria for training, is daunting.

Our doctors share their candid and fascinating stories so that those interested in rural medicine can have a better understanding of what’s involved in pursuing a rural career pathway. Lifestyle counts - and for those who are living in rural and remote Australia, the impact is immeasurable.

Please go to whatever platform you use to listen to podcasts and search for destination medicine – happy listening and sharing.