Our story recognises that doctors need a doctor coach.
We are doctors who support and help you manage and succeed in your medical career.
AdvanceMed is an initiative to provide career advice, planning and preparation among postgraduate medical trainees in Australia, created by a team of doctors with a strong interest in transitions in medical training.
Our feature event is an intensive workshop, which covers various aspects of the specialty training application and interview preparation.
Tickets to the 2017, 2018, and 2019 AdvanceMed Career Planning & Interview Preparation Workshop sold out. Our online workshop in 2020 had over 650 participants. Our online workshop in 2021 had over 760 attendees.
Our personalised services for doctors include:
- Career advice
- CV or Resume review/feedback
- Online Coaching, including Interview Coaching
- Online Courses
If you are a Director of Training or a private group looking for a workshop solution in relation to medical career planning or medical education we are able to tailor a package to suit your needs.
If you are a Medical Educator looking to get online with your content or education packages we are able to assist you through our AdvanceMed Academy Courses.
“I highly recommend Advancemed’s career/job application workshop. It was jam packed with practical tips from registrars and insider advice from consultants involved in interviewing and selecting candidates for various training pathways. It has given me a competitive edge for CV writing and more confidence in preparing for interviews. Seriously good value for money as well!
Dr Dana Phang
Junior Doctors Corner Podcast
Adj Assoc Prof Anthony Llewellyn
B Med Sci, MBBS, FRANZCP, MHA, GAICD
Anthony is the Managing Director and the face of AdvanceMed and the Career Doctor YouTube Channel. A Consultant Psychiatrist with extensive medical education and medical human resources experience, Anthony has served over 12 years in various Managerial and Directorial roles, including 4 years as the Medical Director of the Health Education & Training Institute and recently completed a guide into Best Practice for Selection of Trainees into employment roles for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He is currently working on a similar project for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.
Anthony is an expert in Medical HR. He has reviewed numerous CVs, chaired and conducted over a thousand job interviews and provided advice to a number of employers and Colleges about selection processes. Each year Anthony helps over 1,000 doctors with various medical career challenges, including clocking up over 700 coaching hours per year.
Anthony is also an Adjunct Associate Profeesor at the University of Newcastle’s School of Medicine & Public Health.
Anthony was born on Mouheneenner land in Hobart (Tasmania) and pays respect to the traditional owners of lands he lives and works on, and elders past and present.
He also has a keen interest in technology and marketing and is Chief Technical Officer and a founder of the highly popular onthewards.org project – a website and application designed to assist medical practitioners in their earliest days of postgraduate practice.
Dr Neel Gobin
MBBS, Clin Teach Cert | Basic Physician Trainee
Neel completed his medical degree at Western Sydney University, where he served as the MedSoc President (2014) and Chair of the NSW Medical Students’ Council (2015). He then worked as a Junior Medical Officer with the Hunter New England Local Health District, during which he co-chaired the Health Education & Training Institute’s NSW JMO Forum, representing over 2,000 junior doctors on state & national levels.
Neel co-founded the Pre-Internship (PRINT) Conference in 2014 while he was a medical student. The popular non-profit academic event is held yearly in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for final year medical students who are about to transition to internship.
Neel is a 2017 graduand of the HETI LEAD-LEAP medical leadership program and has a strong interest in health leadership, medical education and innovation.
He is now working as a Basic Physician Trainee (BPT) within the Northern Sydney Local Health District. He is a Conjoint Fellow at the University of Newcastle, where he is also completing a Certificate of Clinical Teaching & Supervision.
Dr Najeebullah (Naj) Soomro – HIDDEN FOR NOW
B Med Sci, B.Med
MB BS (DOW); MIPH (USYD); PhD (submitted)
Dr Naj Soomro is a physician with a research interest in Sports Medicine, Rural Health and Medical Technology. After finishing his MBBS he did a Masters in International Public Health (Major: Injury Prevention) from The University of Sydney. He has received several international scholarships and has collaborations with several sporting organisations including Cricket Australia and FIFA.
His PhD investigated Cricket injury epidemiology in Australia and developed an injury prevention program for cricketers which was a collaborative research project between Cricket Australia, Cricket New South Wales and The University of Sydney. He was also an organising member of the Cricket World Cup 2015 conference.
Naj has taken up his first supervised post in Australia at Wodonga Hospital.
We will be following Naj through his journey in the medical training system in Australia.
Dr Rachel Seaniger
B Med Sci, B.Med
Rachel completed her medical degree at the University of New England and held various roles including University of New England Medical Students Association Academic Convenor, Anatomy Tutor and Tablelands Clinical School Student Representative. Rachel completed her internship and residency within Hunter New England Local Health District and was a member of the Hunter New England Accelerated Psychiatry Program.
Rachel is a 2018 graduand of the HETI LEAD-LEAP medical leadership program. She is now employed as a Conjoint and Casual Academic for the University of Newcastle Joint Medical Program and Wollotuka (Indigenous Education and Research) Institute.
With a background in nursing and education. Maricar is our very capable Office Administrator.
If you have ever sent in a query it’s likely that Maricar has helped you out.
Dr Adam Harrison
LinkedIn Guru and UK Representative
CVs, RESUMES & LINKEDIN
B.Sc. (Hons), MB BS, MRCGP, Dip RCOG, Dip FSRH, MFMLM, LL.B (Hons), Barrister-at-Law
Coaching & Mentoring | Careers / LinkedIn Specialist | Personal & Leadership Development | Medical Leadership | Medical Education
Adam has worked in the medical careers arena for approximately two years now. One of his main roles was working as a careers coach for GPs wanting to move from being full-time clinicians to GPs with a part-time clinical practice as part of a ‘portfolio’ of roles. During this role, he deepened his knowledge of LinkedIn from being that of merely a user to someone advising others on profile development.
He has reviewed numerous CVs and been on multiple interview panels, including positions as far-ranging as a prospective medical student to healthcare organisation CEO. His background is that of a qualified GP and Barrister-at-Law from the UK and he is now living in Australia for the foreseeable future.
He has held various medical education posts and has worked in medical leadership roles (including as an Assistant Medical Director, Urgent Care Centre Medical Lead, Board Director (both executive and non-executive) and Local Medical Committee Vice-Chair) since 2016.
Adam is currently completing his life coaching studies and is moving on to his leadership and executive coach training soon. He is aiming to specialise in coaching doctors, medical leaders and healthcare organisation executives with a view to helping prevent burnout and enable leaders and executives to promote positive cultures within their organisations.
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Why choose AdvanceMed?
- Because we are doctors who understand the needs of doctors.
- Workshops and other events with a focus on transitions to support your career.
- Our innovative online coaching model gives you access to the best Medical Career Coaching available. We also offer a unique CV Review service.
- Our membership site hosts career-focused courses as well as member-only posts and webinars.
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