Dr Ian Carey – being part of the bigger picture in Broken Hill
Broken Hill, with its wide-open spaces and desert sunsets, is certainly Dr Ian Carey’s ‘happy place’. Dr Carey's journey to medicine was influenced by his parents, both doctors, and his early experiences living in Alice Springs. However, it was a transformative overseas health internship that ignited his great passion for medicine. Driven by a desire to make a difference, he pursued a unique pathway to medical school, eventually finding himself in the outback NSW town that he loves. He shares the challenges and rewards of practicing rural medicine, highlighting the close-knit community and the sense of purpose it offers. Ian believes that rural medicine isn't just a job; it's a way of life. His story is an inspiring one for any student or junior doctor considering a career in rural, regional, or remote medicine.