Do Doctors Get Paid to Train in Australia? Yes, They Do.
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Do Doctors Get Paid to Train in Australia? Yes, They Do.

This blog is open to comments, I also run a YouTube Channel and a Facebook group and frankly way too many other ways for people to contact me. So no surprise. I do get a lot of questions and queries on a daily basis. One of the surprisingly common and interesting questions that I do…

How Much Do Interns Make in Australia? It Depends.
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How Much Do Interns Make in Australia? It Depends.

We are approaching that time of the year again in Australia. The time where the majority of trainee doctors go up one step of responsibility on the ladder. It’s also the time that our newly graduated medical students commence their first paid position as a doctor. Commonly referred to as the internship. You might be…

7 Tips for a Succesful Buddy Program in Medicine

7 Tips for a Succesful Buddy Program in Medicine

It’s that time of the year again in Australia for the medical system. The time where around 90% of the trainee doctors in the health care system step up a level in responsibility. And it’s all done in a matter of a few weeks from mid-January to early February. This includes all the new graduated…

How to Become a Surgeon in Australia. How Competitive Is It?
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How to Become a Surgeon in Australia. How Competitive Is It?

Of all the medical specialties surgeons have the reputation of being the most confident and competitive. At face value, these are traits you would definitely want to have for someone operating on you. So it’s not surprising that the process to become a surgeon in Australia, or gaining entry into surgical training is one of,…

Canadian Doctors In Australia. Great Prospects. Here’s Why.
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Canadian Doctors In Australia. Great Prospects. Here’s Why.

Given that doctors from Canada have the same preferred status in Australia as doctors from the United Kingdom, Ireland and the US. It’s really surprising that there are not more Canadian doctors in Australia. The same rules apply for Canadian doctors as per doctors from the above mentioned other countries. And employers are generally very…

Ikigai and Medicine – Meaning and Purpose Can Be Tricky

Ikigai and Medicine – Meaning and Purpose Can Be Tricky

Doctors are often put into positions that can cause them stress, burnout and depression. Many doctors will reach a stage in their career when they question their choice to practice medicine. If this sounds like you then perhaps the concept of Ikigai is worth reflecting upon. Ikigai is a Japanese word that roughly translates to…

The Highest Paid Doctors in Australia. A Comprehensive Breakdown.
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The Highest Paid Doctors in Australia. A Comprehensive Breakdown.

A couple of years ago I wrote this post reflecting the fact that according to the Australian Taxation office doctors are extremely well paid in Australia. This blog is both an update to that post. But also a focus on who are the highest paid doctors in Australia? This time I am going to try…

How to Explain Gaps On Your Resume. The 6 Most Common Scenarios.
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How to Explain Gaps On Your Resume. The 6 Most Common Scenarios.

This post is specifically about addressing employment gaps on your resume. There are several posts online talking about how to explain employment gaps in your resume in an interview. But surprisingly nothing of great quality about how to actually write these up on your actual CV or resume. It is critical that you do acknowledge…

Medical Recruitment 2021. 7 Big Things You Need to Know.
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Medical Recruitment 2021. 7 Big Things You Need to Know.

2020 was an unusual year. That’s obviously an understatement. Despite all the pandemic concerns the need for doctors to be helped with their doctor job applications remained ever-present. Possibly prompted a little bit by the advent of video interviewing. In 2020 I clocked up 437 coaching hours, including my first group interview coaching session. This…

Can Doctors From Ireland Work in Australia? Absolutely. Here’s How.
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Can Doctors From Ireland Work in Australia? Absolutely. Here’s How.

Whilst doctors from the United Kingdom and India are generally more frequently encountered in Australia. It is not unusual at all to come across a doctor from Ireland who is now happily working in Australia. Whether this is for a short-term working holiday or a permanent move. As someone who has worked in Medical HR…

Psychiatrists Australia. Good Job Prospects in Psychiatry.
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Psychiatrists Australia. Good Job Prospects in Psychiatry.

For psychiatrists, Australia presents excellent job prospects. And it really has been this way for a long, long time. As a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) you can literally work anywhere in Australia and pretty much in any particular field, whether that be general psychiatry or something specific…

Getting Registered In Australia. The Four Options for International Doctors.
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Getting Registered In Australia. The Four Options for International Doctors.

*The process of getting a job and getting registered as a doctor in Australia is complex, it’s important to understand that you do need to get individual advice on your circumstance. Circumstances do vary for individuals and also things change over time. If you are an ad doctor looking for some general information about your…

A Guide To Specialty Training For Doctors In Australia
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A Guide To Specialty Training For Doctors In Australia

One of the most frequent questions I receive from doctors from overseas is “How do I get into residency training in Australia?”  Becoming a specialist doctor is generally a very rewarding pathway, which can afford a lot of independence and financial stability and is probably the ultimate aim of most doctors in Australia So I…

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for the Specialist Pathway Australia
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3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for the Specialist Pathway Australia

In this post, I want to go over a few of the common mistakes that I see specialists from other countries make when going through the process of applying to work via the specialist pathway in Australia. If you are reading this post. You are probably a specialist doctor in another country who is thinking…

Medical Interview Coaching 2020
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Medical Interview Coaching 2020

Some Things You Ought To Consider If You Are Planning On Medical Interview Coaching This Year. Before You Commit Are you planning on undertaking medical interview coaching in 2019? A Wrap Up Of 2020 2020 was another successful year for coaching clients.  Demonstrating the value of performance coaching to secure career progression.  We managed to…