A new scholarship has been introduced by WRAD to recognise a long-serving doctor and to encourage medical students to consider working in the drug and alcohol field.
The Sue Richardson scholarship is named in honour of Dr Richardson’s dedicated service over the past eight years to WRAD and the Handbury Medical Suites general practice.
The first scholarship was awarded at this week’s AGM to Deakin University School of Medicine fourth year student Robert Reynolds, weho completed a five-week placement at the Handbury Medical Suites.
Dr Richardson continues to consult general practice patients as well as people with alcohol and drug issues. She also has an interest in acupuncture and hypnosis and takes a leading hand in supporting medical students assigned to WRAD through the Deakin University Medical School.
The scholarship will be allocated annually to Dr Richardson’s choice of a fourth year medical student on placement at the Handbury Medical Suites who shows interest in working in the alcohol and drug field.