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 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…
Medical Career Education
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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…
Advice to medical school
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Advice to my medical school self...

“I start my first clinical clerkship in medical school tomorrow. Any last minute advice?” I stared at the text message from my first cousin as I rolled my first patient of the day back to the operating room. I chuckled to myself. What…
Doctors to the bush depends
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Getting doctors to the bush depends on more than just uni places

Prime minister Tony Abbott has justified his decision to help fund a new medical school in Perth by noting that Western Australia lacks locally-trained doctors. But how can we know whether the new institution will help Western Australia’s…
Stop trainee doctors
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Let’s stop the bullying of trainee doctors – for patients' sake

Kimberley Ivory, University of Sydney and Karen Scott, University of Sydney Size matters. At least, that seems to be the media’s belief when it comes to analysing social problems. The grimmer the stories, the uglier the experience, the…
Medical job
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7 Tips To Help Your Partner Prepare For Their Next Medical Job Application

If you're a partner of a healthcare professional, you may have found your highly intelligent, very confident partner rocking in the corner, traumatised by a medical job or college application process. You might have heard cries of: "Please…
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Married to the job – on being a doctor’s spouse – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we spoke with Kenna Jefferson, the spouse of an ENT surgeon. This week, we meet Dr Ben Wilkes, a clinical psychologist and spouse of a haematologist. With female doctors representing at least 36% of the medical workforce*,…
Doctor's spouse - Part 1
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Married to the job - on being a doctor's spouse - Part 1

Being in a relationship with a doctor isn't always the easiest gig in the world. Sometimes you see your partner, sometimes you don't. There's the terror of exams, and the inevitable on-call to contend with. In this two-part feature, we interview…