Dr Amran Dhillon is in his final year of training through the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, completing his advanced specialised training in anaesthetics. He currently works as a GP Anaesthetist at Kilmore Hospital and is completing his final term as a GP registrar in Ballan, Victoria.
Amran has a passion for rural generalist medicine and enjoys the variety it has to offer, and is particularly passionate about the retention of rural doctors. Some days Amran works at the clinic, hospital, residential aged care facility and hostel. Other days he is on call covering the in-patients and urgent care centre at Ballan District Health & Care. His ultimate passion is his work as a rural GP anaesthetist at Kilmore, Victoria.
He is a strong advocate and leader for his peers and this has resulted in his recent nomination to two national committees. Last month, Amran was invited by National Rural Health Commissioner, Professor Paul Worley, to be a member of the Recognition Working Group for the National Rural Generalist Pathway Taskforce. The group is a team of dedicated rural doctors from across Australia who are committed to establishing a national consensus around the recognition of Rural Generalist practice within the profession as well as at Commonwealth and State Government levels.
Recently Amran was also appointed to the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine registrar committee (ACRRM RegCom). As the only Victorian ACRRM registrar on the committee Amran has an important role advocating for rural registrars in Victoria as well as across the nation. Read more about the ACRRM RegCom here.
Amran’s long term goals are to be a clinical lead in rural medicine and to learn retrieval medicine skills to serve his local community.
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Looking after your mental health is important. If you or anyone you know needs help, please contact one of the organisations listed below for both our registrars and our community members.
- RACGP GP Support Program 1300 361 008
- Doctors Health Advisory Service (see website for phone numbers in your state)
- CRANAplus Bush support Services 1800 805 391
- Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association 1800 190 498
- Victorian Doctors Health Program
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2019 Registrar placement dates
12-16 September: registrars submit applications to practices
1-5 October: registrars who are not shortlisted for interviews continue to apply to other practices
8-26 October: interviews take place
31 October: registrars are notified of matches.
Those who are unmatched at the end of this process will continue to interview until a placement is confirmed.