Why Beaufort and Skipton Health Service Values Registrars

A registrar is a doctor who does postgraduate general practice training and is learning to be a general practitioner by working as a general practitioner under supervision. The two doctors who provide the supervision for our Registrars are Dr Anderson in Skipton and Dr Pushpa in Beaufort. During the Registrars time in the medical clinic, registrars learn the art, craft and ethics of their vocation, and how to apply clinical knowledge and skills in different contexts.

Beaufort and Skipton Health Service is keen to employ Registrars as another way of attracting talented young people to work in rural general practice. As part of their training program Registrars stay with us for 12 months.

Dr Jessica Purnama

Our Registrar for 2018 Dr Jessica Purnama has embraced all that comes with entering general practice. There is a great deal of diversity that extends beyond the consulting room for Dr Jessica, who divides her time between a number of different areas of healthcare. A typical week includes time in the medical clinics at Skipton and Beaufort, in aged care, and engaging in studying for exams.

Typically a Registrar will say that’s the nice thing about being a GP – having your finger in lots of different, interesting pies. It keeps the mind open in doing different things, while also being there enough to contribute properly to the community.

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