I first came to Port Lincoln as a fifth year medical student on a year-long placement. This is the best career move I ever made. Even as a student, the hands-on experience was phenomenal. I learnt how to intubate, deliver a baby, deal with trauma, lacerations and other emergencies. Just as important was the one-on-one mentorship that I received from the doctors in the town. You don’t necessarily get that in the metropolitan areas where the proportion of students and trainees to supervisors is far higher.
I came back to Port Lincoln as a GP registrar the first opportunity I could, completed my training and have stayed here as a fully accredited GP enjoying the work, the beach and the fresh seafood.