A bond of excellence

SUPERVISOR of the Year Dr David Atkinson is a West Australian-born, bred and educated GP, who, after experiencing private practice in an affluent urban suburb, turned his attention further afield.

And Registrar of the Year Dr Jennifer Mooi is a young doctor who crossed the Tasman to make Queensland her home – for now at least – and Australia is more than pleased to have her.

2009 GP SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR: Dr David Atkinson

Based in the Kimberley in a remote part of Western Australia, Dr David Atkinson is a doctor who has chosen a path many would consider too isolating, challenging and at times frustrating.

But he says his focus on Aboriginal health has been a rewarding one.

As someone who “doesn’t go out seeking awards”, he feels especially pleased and humbled to have