NT Med Mob is a social, peer support and mentor group that endeavours to connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors and medical students with each other through the year and build relationships to support each other through training and medical career progression.
Ten Darwin based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors and medical students got together for an end of 2020 dinner, sponsored by the Flinders NT Regional Training Hub, to celebrate the year that was and congratulate new graduate from the Northern Territory Medical Program Dr Jean Pepperill. The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors living and working in the NT is growing each year which includes Specialist Fellows of General Practice, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Renal Medicine and Paediatrics (Physicians). Also, Specialist Trainees, Junior Medical Officers and Interns. We are currently aware of about 25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors working across the Northern Territory and 11 students in the NT Medical Program. Increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors and specialists is important for addressing workforce equity and improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their communities and for all Australians.