Sarah’s country practice

When she was a teenager at high school in country NSW, Dr Sarah McEwan never believed that becoming a doctor was a possible career option. 

But her aspirations have changed dramatically, and the 28-year-old GP registrar has just won the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) 2010 Rural Registrar of the Year Award.

Currently based at Port Hedland Hospital in the north of Western Australia, Dr McEwan says she is “happy and humbled” at the recognition.

“I am also very thankful for the support and nomination from North Coast GP Training,” Dr McEwan says. “There are lots of other passionate rural practitioners out there besides me, but I hope the award will provide me with a profile so I can… advocate for more funding and incentives for rural doctors.”