Dr Penny Uther
Dr Penny Uther, BMed MEd FRACP, volunteered as a Medical Officer on remote Health Patrols with Australian Doctors International (ADI) on a 6-month placement in Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG.
Penny graduated from Medicine at the University of Newcastle in 2006, and completed her training in Paediatrics in 2014 through Sydney Children’s Hospital. During her training, she spent time as a Senior Registrar at Royal Darwin Hospital where she participated in remote outreach clinics across the Top End, and was also Deputy Chief Resident Medical Officer at Sydney Children’s Hospital.
When not on patrol with ADI, Penny works as a General Paediatrician between Sydney Children’s Hospital and Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital. She has a strong interest in teaching, and is a Conjoint Associate Lecturer at UNSW where she co-ordinates the teaching programs for the School of Women’s and Children’s Health. Her teaching innovations have resulted in publications in medical journals and presentations at international conferences. She is currently engaged in the development of PlayMed, a serious game to teach paediatrics to Medical and Nursing students.