Seymour GP - and keen mountain climber - Rob North is the first Australian doctor to be accepted into a course to train specialists for rural areas.CHALPAT SONTI August 6, 2014 3:40am
Seymour GP Rob North is leaving the region early next year.
Dr North, based at Seymour Medical Clinic, has been accepted as Australia’s first trainee in a pilot program run by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to train specialists in regional areas.
The course will be a return for Dr North because it will be held in Dubbo, his home town.
However, he said he was sad to leave Seymour, where he has practiced as a GP for seven years. He also scaled Mount Everest while based here.
‘‘It is in Seymour that I first developed an interest in obstetrics and gynaecology,’’ he said.
‘‘I am thankful for all the opportunities this town has given me. I will miss the clinic, community, colleagues and many of the patients that I have developed professional relationships with.’’
His Seymour patients would be ‘‘comprehensively handed over’’ to their doctor of choice at the clinic before he left. And he was in little doubt they would continue to get first-class treatment.
‘‘I feel that the Seymour community is fortunate to have the clinics and a great hospital to maintain their health and I am comfortable that the excellence in care will continue into the future,’’ he said.
The Dubbo course is four years full time and two further years which can be done to suit. Dr North said he could be posted anywhere after that.
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