Advocacy & Achievements- Doctors in Training Portfolio


The issues impacting doctors in Training are very important to the Rural Doctors' Association of NSW (RDANSW).  Doctors Jean Littlewood and Marty Ryan were re-elected to the Management Committee in 2022 to increase representation for the Doctors in Training Cohort.


Name: Jean Littlewood

Position at RDANSW: Committee member & JMO Representative

Stage in Training: PGY3

Interest: Rural Generalist

Currently based: Dubbo 

Originally from: Tamworth


Name: Dr Marty Ryan

Position at RDA NSW: Committee member and JMO Representative

 Stage in Training: PGY3

Interest: Rural Generalist

Currently based: Wagga Wagga

Originally from: Cootamundra


- Lobbying the Division of Regional Health for rural and metropolitan equality in pay and accommodation for JMOs

- Setting up regular correspondence between rural hospital JMO/RMO associations and the RDA NSW

- Regular newsletters that are specific to rural JMOs/registrars members, and those rurally minded

- Increasing JMO/registrar member base to help build an ongoing rural workforce

- Expanding the RDA NSW Facebook page and website to create greater opportunity for member feedback and interaction

- Providing regular #DestinationRural events to highlight the benefits of a rural medical career

- Supporting RG/GP registrar VMOs in their practice in NSW’s rural hospitals

- Providing education aimed at doctors-in-training at conferences and organised events

- Holding networking events to allow rural doctors from the community and hospitals to come together - from students to consultants


Become a member – what’s in it for you?

- Free for medical students

Free for interns

- Advocates on your behalf for all problems big and small

- Resources for rurally based JMOs

- Job opportunities


Read more about the benefits of becoming a member as a JMO/registrar