Dr Kamal Jeet Singh started his career as a GP in India at the age of 23. While managing his own practice, he attained FCGP (Fellow of the College of General Practitioners of India) in 1992. With over 30 years’ experience in general practice, Dr Singh decided to move to Australia in 2013 with his wife, to be with their children who were studying in Australia. He says it has been an “eventful journey getting through all the stages of AMC assessments and exams”. He is “glad to be working in country Victoria and hoping to have a pleasant voyage ahead”.
Dr Singh lives in Numurkah with his wife, a retired mathematics teacher and three children. His elder daughter Mani is a Dentist, working for Bendigo Health. Manleen, his younger daughter is pursuing Doctor of Optometry at The University of Melbourne and his son Abhinoor, he says is the “youngest and cheekiest of all” is in year 12.
He is grateful for the support from the community and says though his “ journey was very strenuous” he was “able to sail through with good support from the community”. He is very appreciative of “the guidance and motivation provided by the people” around him. Dr Singh’s “experience in rural Victoria has been rich and gratifying”. He is thrilled to be continuing in his own profession here in Australia. He says “working as a part of a close knit team”, he enjoys “providing health care services to the warm and welcoming community of Numurkah”.
“My advice to aspiring rural GPs is to seek guidance from RWAV, who provide wholesome support and assistance at all times. Believe in yourself, do your best and you will succeed.”
“I have a fantastic relationship with RWAV. The wonderful RWAV team, Ben, Kate, and Gavin to name a few, have been immensely supportive and helpful throughout my journey, guiding me through the process of job hunting and eventually securing a good position for me. Just keep it up.”
Dr Singh is hoping to attain his fellowship and “strive to provide the best possible health care services to the community.”