Medicos loving Douglas
A PASSION for working with people attracted Dr Daria Romanik to medicine.
Dr Romanik is one of six doctors completing general practitioner training in the Douglas Shire through James Cook University’s Generalist Medical Training (GMT) program.
Dr Romanik splits her time between the Mossman District Hospital and the Apunipima Mossman Gorge Primary Health Care Centre.
Dr Louise Craig, a GP based at Apunipima, has been supervising GP registrars for five years, and says it’s exciting to see a new generation of doctors choosing to train in the area.
“Through the GMT training program, we are building the pipeline and encouraging more GPs to base themselves outside of the major cities,” she said.
“I feel privileged to be involved in helping guide these doctors through their training.”
Dr Craig thanks the community for the important role it plays in supporting junior doctors. “It takes a whole community effort and we appreciate the support of people in the Mossman Gorge community,” she said.
Dr Romanik says she enjoys being part of the Mossman community.
“My passion in life is working with people. I love hearing people’s stories and having a connection to people. Working as a rural doctor, you have a wonderful sense of community,” she says.
Dr Romanik’s career goal is to work in pediatric medicine in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community.
Generalist Medical Training (GMT) is a unit within James Cook University’s College of Medicine and Dentistry and is contracted by the Australian Department of Health to deliver the Australian General Practice Training program in regional Queensland.
The AGPT program is a vocational training program for medical graduates pursuing a career in General Practice. For more details about GMT, call 1300 823 874 or visit www.gmt.edu.au
Dr Daria Romanik, GMT General Practice Registrar, is enjoying working in the Mossman community.