No two days are the same at South West Aboriginal Medical Service

Q: What is life like in the South West?
A: Life in the South West is wonderful. Bunbury is a hidden gem with cafes within walking distance of beautiful beaches, plenty of cultural activities and only two hours from the city. The locals experience a strong sense of community, a relaxed lifestyle with plenty of opportunities for outdoor leisure activities.

Q: What can registrars expect from a placement at South West Aboriginal Medical Service?
A: You will get to meet and work alongside inspiring Noongar staff and become part of an inter-disciplinary team of people providing health care. When you have a patient in crisis, there is always someone who can help you provide the best care. You will gain a wealth of knowledge and experience in treating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. You will be well-supported and given the opportunity to attend various specialist clinics.

Q: What motivates you and the team when it comes to training GPs?
A: We like being a part of growing the next generation of GPs and sending our registrars off with a greater understanding and compassion for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that they meet.

Q: What does a typical day look like at South West Aboriginal Medical Service?
A: No two days are the same. One of the major benefits of working in an Aboriginal Medical Service is that you are presented with learning opportunities daily. On arrival, it may seem as if a day looks quiet but that can change in an instant if a complex patient is added into the mix. There are also regular teaching sessions, case discussions and weekly meetings to discuss issues and improve outcomes.