Prof Paul Worley
Australia First Rural Health Commissioner
"It is a pleasure to support Dr Ayman Shenouda for President of the RACGP.
Ayman is passionate about General Practice, his patients and his staff. He understands the struggles and privilege of private practice, and how to make this successful. He is committed to a multidisciplinary team approach to wrapping care around his patients - he is both a pragmatist and one who is always looking to the future of practice and how it can improve.
Ayman has the respect of our Federal health leaders and has shown himself able to advocate persuasively for General Practice and the primary care team.
Ayman has invested in visiting practices and GPs all around Australia, both rural and city, so he has a clear understanding of the impact of our different contexts across the country.
Ayman has demonstrated inclusivity in his approach to policy, focusing on the needs of our communities. He understands the potential isolation of being seen as different as an international doctor, and by hard work has won the confidence and gratitude of his patients. His award winning practice includes international and domestic graduates of multiple professions. He has led the development of Rural Generalism as a specialised field within General Practice rather than splitting it off as a separate specialty. He leads a high quality training practice, recognising the pleasure and obligation we have to train the next generation. He showed the courage and commitment required to be a first adopter in establishing a GP Respiratory Clinic so that his community and his colleagues could have a safer environment in which to live and work.
I have worked closely with Ayman over the last three years on the national stage. I have found him honest, passionate and prepared to speak up when he believes it is necessary, even if he may feel outnumbered in a debate.
At a time when primary care, preventative care, GP and Rural Generalist training are all undergoing reform, and when our nation is facing its greatest health and economic crisis for a generation, Ayman Shenouda can provide the leadership that primary care needs."
Dr Sue Page AM
Past President of the Rural Doctors Association
I have known Ayman for over 20 years and regard him as one of the most dedicated and highly principled people I've met. He is completely without guile and willing to see the best in any situation - which has enabled him to remain optimistic in circumstances where others have lost their enthusiasm. This is a particular benefit when dealing in matters both rural and general practice! When meeting with government roadblocks he remains patient and persistent; quietly yet unrelentingly chasing the goal of equity of access to high quality primary health care.
He genuinely believes all good things are possible when we work together. He has a naturally consultative style of leadership and as the Chair of RACGP Rural Faculty invested personal as well as College funds in his commitment to better understand the diverse needs of rural doctors across Australia. This engagement underpinned his key role in the creation of the Rural Generalist joint training pathway.
His commitment to education and support is national but also personal. From his early days as an Area of Need recruit, his own practice now trains rural and international doctors to Fellowship and is recognised as outstanding by the College and by AGPAL. He has recruited over 28 doctors to live and work in the Riverina region by instigating growth in the social and cultural supports for their families. Unsurprisingly he has also been recognised by the RACGP as their 2009 GP of the Year and he appears as a BridgeBuilder in Episode 11 of the 2018-2019 project dedicated to more collaboration in Australian healthcare. https://soundcloud.com/bridgebuilderspodcast/acrrm-racgp-and-rural-generalism-with-dr-ayman-shenouda He is a kind man with a ready laugh and above all a man you can trust. "
Past Sensor in Chief RACGP
“ I have always been impressed by Ayman’s passion, commitment and deep love of general practice. He has worked tirelessly to ensure that rural and remote communities are afforded the best care from a well trained GP workforce working where it is needed the most. I admire Ayman and have a deep respect for his dedication to Australian general practice and his commitment to RACGP and its members. “
Please note this is a personal endorsement and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any organisations with which I am affiliated.
DR Liz Marles
Past President RACGP
"As a former NSW Faculty Chair and RACGP Past President I have known Ayman for over 14 years. During that time he has been a dedicated member of both the NSW and Rural faculties and provided strong advocacy not only for IMG’s, and rural doctors but for all GP’s. In recent years Ayman has taken on leadership positions within the College as Chair of RACGP Rural and more recently as RACGP Vice President As an IMG himself, Ayman is a very successful practice owner and former recipient of RACGP Practice of the Year. At all times, Ayman is committed to maintaining the high standards of our profession at a practice level and in the education and training of future GP’s. His loyalty to the College and appreciation of what it means to members is unquestionable, and I have no doubt he will continue to work hard and with integrity for us all.”
DR Guan Yeo
Past Chair NSW&ACT RACGP
“Ayman has worked closely with me over many years, on both the RACGP Board (National) and RACGP NSW&ACT Council (Faculty). For me, what has stood out is how consistently Ayman has put in the extra miles in all the College positions he has held: he’s had the energy and even more remarkable for a busy rural GP, he’s found the time!
His achievements as the long standing Chair of RACGP Rural Faculty, and more recently as RACGP Vice-President, clearly demonstrate his commitment to General Practice to improve the health of Australian communities. Now the Acting President, Ayman makes a timely nomination for RACGP President.”
DR Chris Mitchell
Past President RACGP
I’ve worked closely with Ayman for more than 15 years. I regard him as a very close friend and believe he would be a fine President of our College.
I’ve seen him survive the challenges of our AMC assessments and thrive as a GP and GP leader.
He is honest, trustworthy and a fine advocate for our profession and our College.
He has the finest leadership traits I know and they are passion, humbleness and a desire to serve those he leads.
Ayman is deeply committed to his patients and his dedication to his community is remarkable and it's the stories of his connection that makes him such a powerful advocate for our profession.
His Practice has been recognised by the RACGP and the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives AGPAL with a National Award and he has received the RACGP GP of the year award. His mentorship program for International Medical Graduates within the College was inspirational.
Ayman understands the College and has worked in a variety of roles and of course, is currently Acting President so it's clear his peers on the RACGP Board also respect his skills.
I’m honoured to know Ayman and very happy to offer this endorsement.
DR Brad Murphy
Past Chair Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander RACGP
"I have had the distinct pleasure of working alongside Ayman for over ten years. He is an avid crusader for all matters related to GP's and the optimum provision of care to our patients. His focus may well have been on rural advocacy but I have been witness to him ensuring matters outside this remit have garnished his attention and passionate advocacy including his work supporting me in regards to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. I know that given the opportunity he will continue to demonstrate his enthusiastic and professional leadership skills in the role of RACGP President driving forward the integral and essential role of GP's in the healthcare of our Nation in these most challenging and unprecedented times."