RFDS STAR course

Readers of the KIdocs.org blog will be aware of my feelings re: courses for rural doctors. There are a plethora of ‘alphabet soup’ or ‘merit badge’ courses out there for entry-level as a rural registrar or doctor – ALS, APLS, ALSO, ATLS(EMST) etc. As career progresses, we are required to maintain continuing professional development. Most …

An Annual Rural Masterclass?

Well the “Masterclass in Rural Medicine” on Kangaroo Island is over, allowing pause for reflection. The brief was to highlight FOAMed material relevant to the rural clinician, using short interactive presentations and hands-on skills stations. Whilst feedback was generally positive, I am always looking for ways to improve and have had some chance to think about …