From coal miner to doctor: The extraordinary career of Professor Peter O'Mara

'When you see someone walking around and you know you’re responsible for them still being alive, that is just mind blowing'

Professor Peter O’Mara is one of those doctors who took the road less travelled.

Professor Peter O’Mara.

A Wiradjuri man, after leaving school he started out as a machine fitter in a coal mine.

Today, he is a GP in rural NSW and an impassioned campaigner for Indigenous health.

Here's his story.


In his younger days, Professor Peter O’Mara imagined

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