The future of Queensland's rural medical workforce

Tarun Sen Gupta
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01378
Published online: 15 December 2014

An update from the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland

The Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ) is optimistic about the future of rural medicine. Our 25th anniversary conference in June was an outstanding celebration of bush camaraderie, the RDAQ's rich history, and the intellectual contribution of the giants of rural medicine on whose shoulders we stand (all 23 past presidents were present). Colleagues from across the state, their families and students attended, and relaxed to covers by the famous Rural Rednecks.

  • Tarun Sen Gupta1,2

  • 1 Rural Doctors Association of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD.



I thank members of the RDAQ and Sharon Barnwell (James Cook University) for commenting on drafts of this article.

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