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Corryong Medical Clinic – TT 1-4

This practice will accept applications from Training Term (TT) 1-4 registrars.

The Corryong Medical Clinic is located in a township of around 1400 people, near the pristine upper reaches of the Murray River, just over an hour’s drive from Albury Wodonga. It is famed for its picturesque scenery, unspoilt natural attractions and being the home of the legendary horseman, Jack Riley, who inspired the Man from Snowy River legend and was immortalised in the famous Banjo Paterson poem, 1982 movie and hugely-popular annual festival of the same name.

This busy, vibrant clinic is a true country practice, run by Corryong Health. It has very supportive staff, a cohesive approach to patient care and offers a broad range of services. The clinic has five practice nurses, whose interests include chronic disease, immunisations, district nursing, diabetes education and women’s health. It is a great environment for any GP trainee who wants to broaden their clinical skills and become an integral and much welcomed, part of the community.

Corryong Health provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services to people at all stages of life. It offers a 24/7 urgent care centre, day procedure unit, dialysis, pathology, domiciliary midwifery, pathology and medical imagery service. It also houses seven acute hospital beds, acute aged care, post acute care, palliative care, emergency respite care, rehabilitation and a high dependence unit to treat and stabilise critically ill clients, who are then transferred to a major hospital. The service has an after-hours emergency support arrangement with Albury Wodonga Health, the regional referral centre.

Visiting specialists include surgical and paediatrics, as well as audiology, drug and alcohol, aged care assessment, dental and maternal and child heath. The residential care facility has 34 beds, with respite care available.

Community services encompass allied health, a health and fitness centre, community transport, day activity centre, exercise physiologist, home and community care, meals on wheels, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and podiatry, together with a range of support services including an Auslan interpreting service and TIS translating service.

The community’s mental health is a high priority and patients have access to mental health clinicians, headspace and a mental health rural outreach and triage service. The service was also involved in creating the Upper Murray Suicide Postvention Plan, based on best practice research.

The town offers a great variety of shopping, eateries, self-drive tours and sporting facilities in a peaceful, scenic setting. Local national parks offer waterfalls, magnificent views, gardens, unique trestle bridges and a range of activities including four-wheel driving, hiking, walking, fishing and canoeing.

Savour the region’s wineries, hit the slopes in the high country or re-live the legend of the Man from Snowy River.

Corryong is the gateway to the Snowy Mountains and Kosciuszko National Park with the area boasting some of the best outdoor experiences in the state.

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Primary GP supervisor supporting GP trainees, Dr Paul Dodds, has worked extensively throughout Australia and spent a number of years working in Aboriginal health. Dr Dodds is an ACRRM fellow and has practiced as a GP obstetrician and GP anaethetist. Dr Dodd’s special interests include chronic disease management, rural and remote medicine, emergency medicine, minor surgery, musculoskeletal medicine and palliative care.

“What makes rural practice attractive to me is the rural lifestyle and the opportunities for varied practice.” said Dr Dodds.

Dr Nick Mason, GP supervisor, has worked in both Australia and West Africa and is a fellow of both RACGP and ACRRM. Dr Mason has an Advanced Diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology and has special interests in rural and remote general practice, obstetrics women’s health, skin care medicine and minor surgery.

“The flexibility of the health service in enabling me to job share with my partner (GP at the practice Dr Hannah Mason) while having a young family, has been a major attraction of working in Corryong.” said Dr Mason.

“The health service and the town in general, is very supportive of its GPs and has so much to offer. The clinical work is varied and interesting and I enjoy the combination of family practice, acute medicine and chronic disease management.

“As part of a multi-disciplinary team, we provide a ‘whole of care package’, which provides great continuity of care for patients and makes the role of the GP much easier.” he added.

“This diversity of practice and broad learning opportunities are definitely a major advantage for GP trainees.”

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