This article from 2009 was published in the Timaru Herald, about Dr Paula Hyde, a GP who works in Fairlie, New Zealand.
It gives a whistle-stop tour of some her typical duties, and some of the less typical ones. Her practice presents dilemmas that are familiar to most rural GPs. She describes the importance of involving students in rural practice, and derives enthusiasm for ongoing medical practice from the ideas that they bring.
It’s the callouts that stretch us. As rural doctors, we have to be ready to be on call at any given time.