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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GPs awarded RACGP Fellowship

Date posted: 21 October 2013

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has awarded nine RACGP Fellowships to people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent in the past year.

The RACGP Fellowship is the admission to the specialty of general practice, which for many new Fellows is a career highlight. It provides important recognition from the RACGP and peers and represents excellence in general practice.

Associate Professor Brad Murphy, Chair of the RACGP National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, said that for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, obtaining their Fellowship is more than a qualification; it is a step towards 'closing the gap' for their entire community. 'There are many cultural boundaries that affect the accessibility of healthcare in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and having a dedicated GP that is well-known and trusted within the wider community goes a long way to improving health outcomes.'

Source: NACCHO Communique

 

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Last updated: 22 October 2013
 
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