A Parkes GP has won a major award recognising her excellence and ongoing commitment to quality general practice education and training. Dr Kerrie Stewart of the Ochre Medical Centre is well on her way to become a GP after she was announced as the GP Synergy Western NSW Registrar of the Year last week. She received the highest score amongst Western NSW candidates sitting the Royal Australian College of General Practice exams last term.
After deciding to specialise as a rural GP, Dr Stewart is now in her third term of GP training based in Parkes.
She grew up on properties in Cobar and Coonabarabran, and completed her internship and residency at Dubbo Base Hospital. “My family is settled in Parkes and I intend to continue working here once I am fellowed as a GP, as it’s a wonderful community to live and work in,” she said. “I really enjoy being a rural GP as it is always interesting and allows a great balance for me with my young family.