Dr Katie Snow always wanted to be a regional general practitioner and attained her full qualification in August.
Working at clinics in Strathfieldsaye, Marong and Inglewood, Dr Snow opted to subspecialise in sexual and reproductive health at Bendigo Community Health Service.
The dedication shown by Dr Show towards her training has been recognised by her training college, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, who recently awarded her GP in Training of the Year.
"I didn't even know I was nominated," a humble Dr Snow said.
"I was nominated by my supervisor at the behest of some of the nurses in the sexual and reproductive health team."
In her short time with BCHS, Dr Snow has built upon the existing model of care at the practice.
"There are a few things I have been involved with, outside of the scope of my training, such as changing our model of care and shifting sexual and reproductive health services to telehealth," Dr Snow said.
"I've also had the chance to be part of a team that has taken over Bendigo Health's miscarriage management clinic, so we can keep those women out of the hospital during the pandemic.
Dr Snow paid tribute to her training college, for the breadth of practice it exposed her to.
"Working first at Bendigo Hospital and then in regional and rural general practice has set me up well to take on the challenges of being a GP," Dr Snow said.
RACGP acting president, Associate Professor Ayman Shenouda said Dr Snow has really dived head first into her work in Bendigo and immersed herself in the community.
"That includes working with a refugee health team to create COVID-19 videos and flyers as well as giving informative talks to other healthcare professionals at an International Women's Day event," Mr Shenouda said.
"Her positive attitude, willingness to learn and strong connection with patients from all walks of life has not gone unnoticed."