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The pioneering surgeon who came to Australia on a leaky boat

pioneering surgeon

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 system does not do much to encourage these highly skilled individuals to join our workforce. One can only imagine the patients Dr Al Muderis might have helped if he were initially placed in the community rather than mandatory detention.

Read the full article by Sylvia Varnham O’Regan here.



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