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Our story

The story of Rural Doctors Foundation begins with the dream of a few dedicated and compassionate rural doctors. Watch our remarkable story. 

Watch Michael's story

Dr Michael Rice

Dr Michael Rice is a rural generalist. His passion for rural health began with his first visit to Beaudesert for his rural rotation. 

Hear as Michael tells of his aspiration to be a microsurgeon and how he fell in love with rural practice. 


Tarun tells his story

Tarun Sen Gupta has worked in rural medicine and rural medical education since 1987 His tireless passion for medical education and rural medicine is infectious, and he is responsible for supporting and directing the careers of countless doctors

Be inspired by Sue's story

Dr Sue Masel

Sue is a rural generalist who grew up in Brisbane. As a medical student, she had placements in Tara and Proserpine. This gave Sue a taste for rural generalist practice.

Watch Sue’s journey travelling the world finishing in Goondiwindi – she is still there 25 years later! 

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Rebuilding after flood

Dr Michael Clements lost his home and his medical practice in the Townville floods in 2019.  He takes you on the journey of the process of rebuilding after flood. 

Michael provides useful information on how to go about rebuilding, what to look out for and even how to manage the emotional rollercoaster. His insight and advice is invaluable coming from lived experience.   

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Rebuilding after flood

Dr Bruce Chater and his wife Anne tell their story of recovery when their practice was destroyed in the floods that hit Theodore. 

Their unique insights from both a doctor’s and a practice manager’s perspective provide practical advice on what to do and when.  


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Flood checklist

Dr Michael Clements, Dr Bruce Chater and Anne Chater share tips on  what to look out for when rebuilding a practice after flood.  We have captured these tips in a useful checklist. 



Read our research

This report highlights the findings of research into the health needs to those living in rural and remote communities.  The research was conducted at BEEF 2018. 


2021 Annual Report

This report highlights the key achievements of 2021 and provides the financial reports for the 2021 financial year. 


2020 Annual Report

The 2020 Annual Report showcases the work of Rural Doctors Foundation and includes financial reports for 2020 financial year.  


Review our Constitution

Our Constitution outlines the principles under which the Foundation operates.


Check our Governance

Our Governance Manual outlines the framework under which the Rural Doctors Foundation operates. It includes our policies and Terms of Reference.  


Branding guidelines

If you want to promote the Foundation, then our branding guidelines provide everything you need to know.  Contact us if you need copies of our logo or other material.