We are keen to further extend our membership and representation of rural, regional and remote Australian medical women. Our state based organisations have noted limitations in their ability to encompass these valuable medical practitioners as many of the state activities focus around social networks or events in metropolitan areas.
AFMW aims to take practical steps to address issues facing our country colleagues. We know that the issues faced by regional, rural and remote female practitioners are different to their metropolitan counterparts, but there are common themes relevant to both groups.
The issues we have identified for non-metropolitan medical women include: