A bendigo radiology provider and two of its newest members of staff will help to promote today’s international day of radiology.
Dr Jill Wilkie and Dr Julius Tamangani were recently recruited from the United Kingdom to Bendigo Radiology.
With eight years of industry experience in the English medical system up her sleeve, Dr Wilkie made the move two years ago assisted by the Central Victorian Medical Recruitment Taskforce, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the table for the Bendigo team.
Recently-graduated Dr Tamangani settled in Bendigo six months later, looking to expand and nurture his qualifications in the field.
Won over by the city’s charm, the pair say they are here to stay.
Together, they are now hoping to raise awareness of the value of radiological research, diagnosis and treatment in Bendigo and abroad.
Dr Wilkie said despite receiving her training in the United Kingdom, these skills were easily transferred to the Australian medical system. “The way in which we practice is very similar,” she said.
Dr Wilkie said many people remained uncertain about what a radiologist does and the role they played in determining and assessing treatment.
Bendigo Radiology general manager Sandy Chamberlin said the contributions of Dr Wilkie and Dr Tamangani as well as others like them were vital to ensuring customers felt confident that the medical imaging services they received were of a high standard.
Ms Chamberlin invited the Bendigo community to join them in celebrating the day at a free barbecue at St John of God Hospital’s SJOG Atrium from midday today.