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.
Greater Shepparton Deputy Mayor Fern Summer quits nursing job to run as an independent at July's Federal Election.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
ONE in seven people aged 50 and older have some evidence of macular degeneration, according to Echuca optometrist Andrew Knight.
TONY Spizzica doesn’t like to talk about himself.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
PYALONG Primary School junior students were treated to a special behind-the-scenes look at Seymour Woolworths last week.
Arriving early at school just got a little sweeter for Barooga Public School students, with the recent introduction of a breakfast program.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
Farmers from northern Victoria will join a protest rally over milk prices in Melbourne tomorrow, Wednesday.
Mary Burgess milks 250 cows and has done for 30 years but is having to sell some of 'the girls' to pay debt.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
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.