Introduction

Visionary leader, highly respected teacher, healer, mentor, tireless advocate and champion of Rural Health, Dr Pat Farry was unmatched in his efforts and contribution to Rural Medicine and General Practice education. His vision of sustainable and quality health services for rural communities and small towns of New Zealand was through education. He devoted much of his career to advocating and lobbying for improvements and funding for rural medicine. The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust was established in March 2010, with the purpose of continuing this legacy. › Continue reading…

For the third successive year, the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust is offering an undergraduate scholarship to fund up to two sixth year medical students’ trainee intern elective in innovative and challenging overseas situations.

“Since 2011, 15 medical students have benefitted from the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust’s scholarship programme. The latest scholarships will bring the total amount awarded by the Trust in scholarships and grants since 2011 to more than $50,000,” said Mr John Farry, Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Chairman. › Continue reading…

Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust – Winter 2014 Newsletter

Looking out on crisp white snow blanketing the Remarkables, set against a cerulean blue sky, we are truly experiencing winter in Queenstown after a few false starts. We’re taking a moment to catch our breath and celebrate our successes after a very busy summer and autumn fundraising and living virtual adventures through our scholarship recipients’ blogs. › Continue reading…

Blog 3: Goodbye Bairnsdale by Gracie Souter

I’m writing my final blog post sitting on the train back to Melbourne on a beautiful sunny afternoon looking out over the beautiful green farmland and large blue skies and feeling surprisingly sad about leaving Bairnsdale.  I didn’t expect to get attached so quickly but I’ve meet some amazing people and had a lot of fun on my clinical placements over the last two weeks.  I am very grateful to the Pat Farry Trust for this opportunity, which has reaffirmed my love for rural medicine and the opportunities it provides. › Continue reading…

Blog 1: Kalgoorlie, Lessons in Pediatrics by Clare Ogilvy

Kalgoorlie is a town of 30,000 people, six hours inland by road from Perth. The town was founded during the gold rush and has the wide streets and early 19th century Australian architecture typical of outback towns. Green grass is a rare sighting in Kalgoorlie instead red earth covers what isn’t concrete and ubiquitous gum trees line most streets. Walking around the streets you feel as though your shoes and trousers are going to take on the rusty hue. › Continue reading…

After a weekend of exploration and recuperation I was excited come Monday morning to join the general medicine team. The day started off with the morning meeting where we discussed the patients on the ward. After a busy weekend we had thirty patients to visit on our ward round. › Continue reading…

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