Emeritus Professor Paul Worley

Emeritus Professor

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (6E:112.1)
PO Box 1693, Murray Bridge SA 5253

I am an academic rural doctor, former Dean of Medicine at Flinders University and former National Rural Health Commissioner for the Australian Government. My work in the science of rural community based medical education, and its impact on addressing the maldistribution of doctors for rural and underserved areas, has changed the face of medical education and rural medical workforce policy nationally and internationally. My leadership of junior doctor training in general practice has transformed the transition from medical school to post-graduate training for general practice. I am a past President of the Rural Doctors Association of SA, a previous national Vice President of ACRRM, and a Board Director for the RFDS SA/NT and MIGA.

Qualifications

PhD, MBBS, MBA, FACRRM, FRACGP, GAICD, DObstRANZCOG

Honours, awards and grants

Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

AMA(SA) Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education, 2023

South Australian of the Year, Education, 2006

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