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15 Nov 2019

The AMA’s very own rural health champion Dr Sandra Hirowatari is here to stay.

Dr Hirowatari, Chair of the AMA Council of Rural Doctors, has just been made a fully-fledged (and fully pledged) Australian citizen.

Canadian born and raised, Dr Hirowatari answered a recruitment advertisement 12 years ago to practise medicine in Australia. The rest is history.

During a ceremony in Canberra on November 11, Dr Hirowatari pledged her loyalty to Australia and its people and was awarded citizenship.

A fierce campaigner for rural medicine, Dr Hirowatari was clearly thrilled with her new citizenship status, and she immediately reaffirmed her commitment to keep working to improve rural health in Australia.

Dr Hirowatari’s latest column on rural health is in the current edition of Australian Medicine, and her previous columns can be viewed on the journal’s website.



Pic: Dr Hirowatari with her citizenship certificate and friend, another Canadian GP who now practises in the Australia, Dr Susan Douglas.



Published: 15 Nov 2019