Entries by Shaun Hughston

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From riches to riches: the effect of affluent medical students on patients

Thousands of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed students recently found out whether they had been accepted into Australian medical schools. Selection is a highly competitive process, requiring an impressive combination of high secondary school results (ATAR/GPA), high results on various medical admissions tests (UMAT/GAMSAT), cogent personal statements and/or performance in multiple mini interviews. Only the most successful […]

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The pioneering surgeon who came to Australia on a leaky boat

In anticipation of Australia Day, we’d like to feature a story from the SBS on Dr Munjed Al Muderis. Like many new doctors in Australia, Dr Al Muderis has a painful story to tell, however tempered by his recent success. A significant portion of health professionals in Australia are trained overseas, and the current registration and qualification recognition […]

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2016 Medical Career Education Roadshow

This year, we’re taking our ever-popular webinar series on the road to a place near you. Whether you’re getting ready for your next position, a specialty training program, or locum work, we can provide you with free intensive training to help you maximise your career potential. If you are part of an RMO association, or a […]

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How to beat the hidden discrimination at the heart of the job hunt

In this article, Ronald McQuaid highlights the inherent biases in the job application process. These issues are readily apparent in the Australian medical system, as a significant amount of doctors, nurses, dentists, and allied health professions come here looking for a job.   When you send off a CV to a prospective employer, you will hope to […]