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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,…

The doctor will tweet you now – but should he face disciplinary action for doing so?

Many bosses would argue that mixing work with social media is not a good idea. Just ask Christian Solomonides, a hospital consultant who was recently suspended after he admitted posting strongly worded messages on Twitter. The tweets included…
Medical Career Goals
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How To Smash Your Medical Career Goals in 2016

Everyone wants to have a great career, and every career, even one in Medicine, has different things that make it great. Anyone you ask will probably tell you that setting proper goals is the way to find success, but then the trick becomes how…
Female doctors in Australia
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Female doctors in Australia are hitting glass ceilings – why?

Helen Dickinson, University of Melbourne and Marie Bismark, University of Melbourne Over the past 30 years, there have been some great achievements in gender equity. The number of women enrolled in professional degrees, such as law and medicine,…
Costly and harmful
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Costly and harmful: we need to tame the tsunami of too much medicine

ABC’s Four Corners program on waste in health care didn’t pull any punches. “Many common treatments are often unnecessary, ineffective, or worse still harmful,” said presenter Kerry O’Brien, introducing a special investigation narrated…
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…