HONOURED: Doctor Ishani Nanayakkara of Goondir Health Service is excited about the Remote Vocational Training Scheme.
HONOURED: Doctor Ishani Nanayakkara of Goondir Health Service is excited about the Remote Vocational Training Scheme. Sam Flanagan

Doctor hand-picked for special training

GOONDIR doctor Ishani Nanayakkara has been selected as one of 31 specialists from across Australia to participate in the Remote Vocational Training Scheme this year.

RVTS is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and targeted towards medical practitioners wanting to further their careers.

Dr Nanayakkara said she is grateful for the opportunity and is exited at the idea of gaining further skills.

"Only four out of the 31 doctors were selected from aboriginal services this year,” Dr Nanayakkara said.

"I'm very honoured and grateful for the opportunity to serve the people in regional areas.

"I wish to continue to reach out to those who need services the most... it's an amazing experience. I love working in rural and remote communities... I've got so much I want to do.”

RVTS has provided specialist training for more than 18 years and in that time, has supported 300 doctors to deliver primary health care.


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