Relocation reservations

  • Rural rotations prove challenging for registrars' families
  • Children's education and spouse employment opportunities biggest two concerns
  • Diminished anonymity in rural areas also a worry for some registrars
  • Better community orientation may help to overcome some of these concern

RELOCATING from the city to a rural or regional area to take up a registrar post is fraught with challenges, and not only for doctors themselves. Spouses and family are also heavily impacted by such moves. And yet there’s a dearth of support in place to encourage these critical relocations.