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Six new doctors have started at the Royal Flying Doctors Service, two of whom share how they have settled into their roles and the NSW region. Doctors Phil Pascoe, Emezie Odigboh, Vytas Semogas, Moon-Moon Majumdar, Jack Lewis and Harwood Robinson joined the South East Section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDSSE) in August 2021. Months with the Flying Doctor have been for them. READ ALSO: Dr Majumdar lived in London with her husband before moving abroad to start with the RFDSSE. As a recovery physician, Dr. Majumdar’s role is to work out of bases in Dubbo or Broken Hill, and in a small team of three, work to stabilize and safely transfer patients requiring our care. A memorable moment for Dr Majumdar, was flying to a remote station in the Wild West of NSW. “We landed on a strip of land at a station near Cameron Corner a few months ago – a dark moonless night, just the faint flicker of solar string lights to guide the pilot,” she said. “Pilots are truly impressive people. No hot toilet paper rolls to light the way for any of my work.” Dr Majumdar said medicine was a rewarding career and a “privilege to treat people”. “Working with the RFDS is especially rewarding because you bring care to such remote places and communities that would otherwise have very little medical support,” she said. “The best thing is to meet people from different communities and different backgrounds through work.” Born in Nigeria, Dr Odigboh moved to the UK around 16 years ago, where he completed his training in emergency medicine in London. During this time, he worked in the Air Ambulance Physician Response Unit in London and heard about the Flying Doctor from one of his students, and decided it was a good fit for him. Dr Odigboh said the term used to describe doctors as a ‘lifeline’ has never been more appropriate for the RFDSSE. “We are literally the lifeline of some remote communities because access to healthcare would be unattainable without the Flying Doctor,” he said. “We not only offer various services, but also hope to our people.”


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