Dr Claire Goodman is keen to provide students with a positive rural medicine experienceBy Kathleen Tonini
Doctor Claire Goodman has been awarded for her work in attracting doctors to practice in rural areas.
Dr Goodman was named University of Melbourne rural clinical school Extended Rural Cohort clinical supervisor of the year.
The GP at Echuca-Moama Family Medical Practice helps supervise students who are part of the ERC program, which is an initiative of the University of Melbourne and Monash University. The program, which ran in full for the first time last year, involves students spending 12 months of their medical degree in a rural area, dividing their time between GP clinics and Echuca hospital.
The award was presented by University of Melbourne’s Rural Health Academic Centre chair Professor Julian Wright.
Professor Wright said Dr Goodman’s students, who nominated her for the award, described her as ‘fantastic’, ‘enthusiastic’ and a ‘great role model’ with a ‘hilarious sense of humour’.
‘‘As well as being a really good educator, she has clearly demonstrated to the students the importance of a really good professionalism and great attributes of how doctors should be,’’ he said.
Dr Goodman said she was honoured and humbled by the award.
‘‘I’ve really enjoyed supervising the students we’ve had so far. It’s nice to see them develop in the time they’re here and become more confident in their skills and in the way they deal with patients,’’ she said.
‘‘We are very keen to provide students with a positive rural medicine experience, in the hope that some might consider a career in the country in the future.’’
Tatura’s Jennifer Hippisley will head up a state education advisory group after being elected as the chair of the Victorian Local Learning and Education Network Broker Network.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
A frequent visitor to northern Victoria, Care Connect's Graham Custance recently won a national award for his work supporting indigenous elders to achieve better health and wellbeing.
Three Goornong Fire Brigade firefighters recently completed a CFA course on safety surrounding urban firefighting and using breathing apparatuses.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
But have opponents given up the fight?
Tocumwal Pre-School students are proudly flying their KITE at the Tocumwal Lions Community Hostel.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Residents urged to renew fruit fly baits to support local orchards.
A Korean company has a proposal with the NSW Government to built a $90 million ethanol plant in Deniliquin.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
The hunt is on for a buyer for Benalla and Mansfield Toyota after the business went into receivership last fortnight.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.