Ramdyal Bhola is a retired medical practitioner who graduated in 1971 from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, with a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS). In addition to the MBBS degree, he acquired postgraduate qualifications in obstetrics and gynaecology (DObst.RCOG), general practice (MRCGP), and rural and remote medicine (FACRRM). He was born in Guyana, South America, where he attended primary and secondary schools before going to England for college and university education.
He practised medicine for thirty-four years in rural Australia and ten years in the city of Adelaide. He was active in medical politics at a local level and provided medical education for medical students, trainees, and overseas-trained doctors.
Practice management was his passion. This passion, combined with his commitment to patient care and community, culminated in a high-quality practice at Port Augusta Medical Centre. In recognition of this, the practice was used by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners to help set the Standards for Accreditation of General Practices.