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Rural

  • A rural workforce for today and tomorrow     

    09 Sep 2019
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSTraffic rules are a bit odd when I am the only doctor in town. I drive to a stop sign, stop and wait. And wait and wait...

  • Myths and misinformation about rural internships

    15 Aug 2019
    BY JACOBA VAN WEES, CHAIR OF AMSA RURAL HEALTH This month I have invited Ms Jacoba van Wees, Chair of AMSA Rural Health, to write a guest column on rural health from the...

  • Much to be gained from conferences

    12 Jul 2019
    DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSIn April this year, I was back in my native Canada for R&R – not rest and relaxation – Rural and Remote, a major rural...

  • Rural Medicine: a rewarding career

    13 Jun 2019
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORS  What is rural medicine really like?That’s a question I wish I could answer, but I can’t. I can’t speak for...

  • Did you vote?

    20 May 2019
    DR SANDRA HIROWATRI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSThis past election marks the fifth Federal Election I have not been able to vote in. This is because (despite years of...

  • Time for action on rural health

    11 Apr 2019
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR OF THE AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSHere we go again.That’s what we hear when another election rolls around. Politics has been ugly in recent times,...

  • Heroes

    14 Mar 2019
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR OF THE AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSA hero is someone who ignores the risk to themselves and runs headfirst into danger for a greater good. When we...

  • Living rurally

    15 Feb 2019
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSAt an AMA Council of General Practice meeting last year, we discussed the skill of knowing how to live rurally. One of...

  • The Wet

    06 Dec 2018
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSIt’s just water. H2O. It is a molecule that creates life, births memories, emotions, causes disease and death.For many...

  • Reflections on a rural medicine conference

    15 Nov 2018
    BY DR SANDRA HIROWATARI, CHAIR, AMA COUNCIL OF RURAL DOCTORSRural Medicine Australia is the biggest Australian conference focusing on rural medical issues. There aren’t many of...

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