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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…
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Why We Haven’t Seen The End Of FIFO Medical Jobs

Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) medical positions exist either because of a skills shortage of a given location, or simply because the position is in such a remote place (or offshore) that it requires someone from somewhere else to do the job. Recently,…
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Why work with a medical recruitment agency anyway?

There are a great many medical jobs available in Australia these days, and sometimes it's not so easy to find the right person for the role. Some hospitals and practices might need a hand in locating great candidates for the position they need…
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Join Us For DevelopingEM 2016 in Sri Lanka

By Dr Mark Newcombe, FACEM   This year the DevelopingEM conference moves to South Asia with our event planned for December 5 to 8 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. For those of you who don’t know DevelopingEM is a new direction in medical…
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5 Tips To An 'A Plus' Medical Reference

One of the most neglected parts of the medical job application process is reference checks. You might spend hours toiling away on your CV and cover letter, but only give half a thought to your list of referees. We get it - you don't like asking…