How Dr Kirbie Storrier found her second family in rural medicine
When asked what advice she’d give to anyone considering a NSW Rural Doctors Network Cadetship, Dr Kirbie Storrier is emphatic: “Do it, apply for it, 100%, right now, you should have already applied, what are you waiting for?”
Dr Storrier had dreamed of becoming a doctor since childhood because her farmer father, who has a chronic disease, had found it difficult to get the treatment he needed. She says she felt incredibly supported through her RDN Cadetship, where she and her partner were treated like family, and that it was an “amazing opportunity” where she gained close mentors who have continued on through her medical career.
Now a psychiatry registrar at Dubbo Health Service, Kirbie says she’s grateful to have been able to work with people who understood her dreams, her goals and her values.