In this webinar you will hear from a rural and remote general practice registrar about his recent experience in practising in outback Queensland. 

Dr  Nichol is keen to impart his experiences of working in remote practice exclusively to MIPS members in this webinar. He will describe his remote practice and the challenges this can bring for young practitioners without ready supervision, easy access to mentors or the usual colleague support.  However, such circumstances, including an eclectic range of patient issues, can in fact be a wonderful and fast learning experience. Some clinico legal risks will be identified in such practice with the key lessons learnt.  This webinar will be a positive reflection on the nuances of rural and remote practice and the patients that can bring.  


Dr Nichol is a dedicated rural doctor providing crucial medical services to the Queensland community of Winton. He has worked hard to rebuild the doctor workforce in the town, receiving the 2018 ACRRM-RDAA Rural Registrar of the Year Award.  Raised in the Queensland sugar town of Childers, Dr Nichol studied Medicine at JCU (Townsville) before undertaking prevocational training at Caboolture Hospital and then Advanced Skills Training in Emergency Medicine at Bundaberg.

He commenced duties as a Senior Medical Officer (SMO) Provisional Fellow at Winton in February 2016 and recently completed his primary rural and remote training there.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the challenges and risks of rural and remote practice
  • Adapting strategies, including supports, to assist with rural and remote practice
  • Facilitating an effective rural and remote practice.

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