The Forbes Medical Centre has welcomed three new registrars to the practice. Dr Maria Rasool, Dr Chen-Yi Lo and Dr Farrah Yasmin are now seeing patients and have joined the team as a part of their two year placement in completing their GP specialist training and bring with them other specialists training including Obstetrics, Women’s and Children’s Health.
The registrars are all fully qualified doctors who have completed six years of medical school and a couple of years as interns in the hospital system. Forbes Medical Centre Principal Dr Neale Somes said this is an excellent opportunity
for the trainee GP’s and said the Forbes Medical Centre has developed its reputation as a centre of excellence for teaching. “Medical Students and Registrars are keen to come to our practice because they know they will receive a well-rounded training experience,” Dr Somes said. “Each registrar is assigned to a senior Doctor as a supervisor and we provide both formal and informal teaching opportunities.”
The Forbes Medical Centre is located across the road from the Forbes Hospital giving registrars the opportunity to offer a better continuity of care by being able to follow through with their patients from diagnosis to treatment and follow up, something registrar’s do not experience working in larger metropolitan centres. “Our registrars will gain experience in General Practice including seeing patients in the clinic, working in the emergency department at the hospital, and doing surgical procedures, “ Dr Somes said.
Dr Maria Rasool studied medicine in Pakistan before moving to Australia and has worked in Sydney hospitals. She has also done her diploma in children’s health as well as certificate in Emergency medicine and is currently completing her certificate in women’s health.
“I look forward to developing a healthy relationship with the community of Forbes as I have moved here with my husband and three young children and I’ve already spotted a few attractions for myself to do socially along with activities for the children,” Dr Rasool said.
Dr Chen-Yi Lo is training to be a GP Obstetrician and will be available to see local pregnant women who can book appointments with her. She has worked and lived in Singapore, Melbourne and Adelaide. “I have experience in many aspects of medicine and will be stepping up from being a hospital medical officer to a GP Registrar.” Dr Lo said.
Dr Farrah Yasmin is also training to be a GP obstetrician and most recently worked in Wagga before moving to Forbes. She will work closely with Dr Hemant and Dr Whittaker to further develop her training in General Practice and Obstetrics.