Dr Jean Railton is an International Medical Graduate who has joined us from South Africa. She completed her medical degree at the University of Cape Town in 1998. She spent just under a year working as a locum medical officer in two Psychiatric units in the UK after completing her internship and community service requirements in South Africa. On returning to South Africa she continued to work in the Psychiatric field and completed a Diploma in Mental Health in 2002. Although Jean loved her time working within the Psychiatric field, she found that she missed other fields of medicine and so switched over to General Practice or Family Medicine as it is called in South Africa. Jean was awarded a Fellowship of the College of Family Practitioners of South Africa in 2007 and completed a Masters in Family Medicine through the University of Stellenbosch in 2010, while working in a rural hospital in the Limpopo Province in South Africa. She later moved to work with a USAID funded non-governmental organisation where she completed her Diploma in HIV Management in 2015.
Jean enjoys all aspects of General Practice from acute to chronic disease, to child health and women’s health (including contraceptive implant insertions) and especially mental health. She feels it is an enormous privilege to be able to be allowed to assist people in providing health care.
Jean is currently enrolled in the RACGP’s Specialist Pathway Program for International Medical Graduates. After completing this program she will gain Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Railton will be working Tuesday through to Saturdays.