How to improve the skills of tomorrow’s doctors

Imagine you’re inside an ambulance racing to the emergency room with the lights and sirens blaring. You and your nine-year-old daughter were in a car accident; she is unconscious and bleeding. The paramedic has initiated an IV, placed cardiac…
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How Can Doctors Use Technology To Help Them Diagnose?

In Japan’s first reported case of artificial intelligence saving someone’s life, an AI has succeeded where a team of skilled human doctors did not. A woman with a rare type of leukaemia was correctly diagnosed by the AI. Even more remarkable,…
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What Cut Do Locum Agencies Take Of Your Pay?

This article is going to get me in a bit of hot water with my colleagues in the industry, because I am going to reveal how locum agencies are paid, and how much we charge. It was one question in a survey we conducted last week that has brought…
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Would You Hire You? Reflecting On Your Medical CV

What is it about looking in the mirror that can be so hard sometimes? Have you ever spent a good 5 or 10 minutes just gazing into the mirror? It's unsettling because we're not automatically programmed for self-awareness and criticism. In…
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How your doctors' job satisfaction affects the care you receive

When employees are engaged with their work and organisation, they’re more likely to perform well. This is particularly important in the context of health, where engagement improves the efficiency and effectiveness of services, reduces staff…
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The hidden curriculum in surgery says it's not for women

Despite more than 15 years of gender parity in Australian medical education, women remain underrepresented in surgery. The proportion of female surgical trainees is rising, but more slowly than in other specialties. Of just over 1,000 surgical…
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Why You Need A Retainer Payment As A GP

Whether you're looking for a GP position as a new fellow of the college, or you are an experienced GP, remuneration is going to be an important consideration for your next job. As background, General Practitioners in Australia are generally…

Recruiting Doctors, Nurses, and Dentists - What Is The Future?

The face of healthcare recruitment is changing. Years ago, a quick ad in a national newspaper would have yielded more than enough applications. Then came online recruitment, and then social recruitment. Running parallel to that, there are…

How To Write An Effective Medical Job Ad

What do you, as an employer, do when you need to hire a new employee? Most of you would probably answer: “That’s easy! Of course you write a brief job description and post it to the most accessible job board online.” For most medical establishments…
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Medicine On The High Seas – The Life Of An Offshore Doctor

Dr Grania Murphy is a general practitioner who works with Beat Health in offshore medical positions. Having a background in emergency in regional and remote areas has definitely helped her in this role, but working offshore was something she’d…