Avoiding Burnout

An interesting week this week, with several stories coming together for me. First up, a discussion on doctors.net.uk / ausdoctors.net (the members only service for UK and Australian doctors) on ‘tips for new consultants’. Covered the sort of things that don;t get taught at medical school or in postgraduate training. Also tips on setting up …

Reductio ad absurdum

Recent discussions with fellow rural doctors in South Australia have left me somewhat depressed.I reckon that being a rural doctor is one of, if not the best job in medicine. You really get to enjoy all the ‘best bits’ of medicine, with a diverse workload that is continually challenging. Its also a great lifestyle (I …

Welcome to KI Docs

Inspired by excellent Australian blogs such as Dr Casey Parker’s (Broome Docs) and Dr Cliff Reid’s (Resus.me), this website is aimed fairly and squarely at current (or aspiring) rural doctors in Australia. Being a rural doctor is a challenging yet rewarding job, not least in a location like Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia. Often …