Originally hailing from Austria, Bernadette Hader is a Northern Territory General Practice Education registrar based in Nhulunbuy. Having moved to Australia some 12 years ago and starting her medical career in women’s and paediatric health, Bernadette was drawn to a career in general practice while working in Alice Springs. Read on for Bernadette’s story.
According to her peers, Bekkie is both committed to Indigenous health and possess a remarkable ability to empathise with her patients. Her no rubbish approach to life has bolstered her reputation for being a strong, driven, highly skilled and respected doctor.
If you want to go somewhere where you are going to see things that you won’t see anywhere else and have opportunities that aren’t available anywhere else, the Territory is where you want to come and train.
"I am the friendly face that calls them from the waiting room. I am the person who knows them and their families. I am the person who, once upon a time, was serving them at the checkout. And I am the person who can understand their concerns."
The diversity of experience gained from working in a variety of placements in the NT, enhanced Dr Danushi Abeyaratnein approach to her Royal Australian College of General Practitioners exams – she was the highest scoring candidate in 2018.1 AKT exam for NT/SA