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Mildura – Deakin Medical Centre – TT 1-4

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

Deakin Medical Centre is a family-friendly practice that encourages patient-centred care. The practice values every patient’s right to have their individual preferences and background respected and to be able to freely comment and ask questions about their healthcare.

They actively promote preventative care such as GP management plans and in-home health assessments for patients. Two nurses are dedicated to providing this service on behalf of the doctors.

The practice understands the importance of supporting and training GP trainees and medical students. The supervisors have a considerable amount of experience and enjoy mentoring the next generation of GPs. Many GP trainees see the enormous benefits to living and working in a regional community and choose to stay on after their training finishes, having been offered the opportunity to continue working at the practice after fellowship.

The lifestyle in Mildura is relaxed and friendly, with unique cultural diversity and a very welcoming community. There is a myriad of restaurants and shopping available in and around town as well as sporting and leisure activities to satisfy everyone’s needs.

Deakin Medical Centre is a very welcoming workplace, with an understanding of the importance of work-life balance. Practice Manager Carolyn Whitehouse has been at the centre for over 15 years and has a wealth of knowledge in managing a busy GP clinic. She is a valuable support to GP trainees and practice staff alike.

Caring and supportive supervisors and staff, all of whom have good local knowledge and practical experience, are on hand to help GP trainees negotiate their way around the practice and the community. The GP trainee self-care guidance document and wellbeing policy has great tips and resources for GP trainees, as well as access to the college’s and MCCC’s self care and mental health resources for GPs.

Mildura has a bustling airport and is only one hour’s flight from Melbourne and Adelaide, with flights to Sydney in under three hours. The area boasts an exceptional climate, with long, warm, sunny days lasting for over six months of the year. Being on the Murray River, there’s an endless array of water activities to enjoy, plus a huge variety of sporting and cultural activities. There’s also a well-established newcomers’ group which offers support and friendship to new residents. Schooling is a mix of public and private primary and secondary schools, with tertiary education provided by a La Trobe University campus.

From sports such as tennis, football and cricket to cultural activities like music, art and local theatrical productions, you won’t ever need to leave Mildura.

There’s a different pace to life by the water in Victoria’s north west.

Explore Mildura’s rich history, sample the fruits of the food-bowl, enjoy the majestic Murray river and all it offers.

The town of wine, vines and citrus.

Ripe for reflection on the Murray at Mildura.

Dr Gerald Murphy has a particular interest in dermatology.

“As a general practitioner for over thirty years, I have a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and enjoy passing this knowledge on to the GP trainees.” said Dr Murphy.

Dr Murphy is also currently the Forensic Medical Officer for the Sunraysia area and carries out medical examinations for the Victorian Police, DHHS and the Mallee Sexual Assault unit.

Practice Manager Carolyn Whitehouse said GP trainees will benefit greatly from Dr Murphy’s extensive knowledge in these interesting specialty areas.

“Should a GP trainee have a particular interest in dermatology or forensic medicine, Dr Murphy’s wealth of knowledge in these areas is second to none.” she said.

“We are also very proud that Dr Murphy was awarded the 2020 Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for recognition of his service to medicine.”

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