A Guide to Medical Internship In Australia
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A Guide to Medical Internship In Australia

For four years I was the Executive Medical Director at the Health Education and Training Institute of NSW. Amongst one of my many responsibilities was the oversight of the allocation of the 1000+ NSW internships each year, as well as governance of the accreditation and training system for medical interns and residents in NSW. So…

Stop Asking Dumb and Weird Interview Questions. Ask These 5 Instead.
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Stop Asking Dumb and Weird Interview Questions. Ask These 5 Instead.

As a means for helping other doctors, at AdvanceMed we collect an open bank of real interview questions. These are questions that have been asked in a formal doctor interview process. Our community members regularly submit questions to this bank (thanks heaps by the way!). Not infrequently the questions that come through raise an eyebrow…

5 Killer Interview Questions to Ask Employers. And When to Use Them.
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5 Killer Interview Questions to Ask Employers. And When to Use Them.

Most job applications still include a panel interview process as one of the final steps in selecting candidates. As part of this panel interview process, it is almost universally the custom to ask candidates at the end of their interview if they have any questions of their own. I am often asked by my coaching…

Should Colleges Be Able to Charge a Fee to Applicants?
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Should Colleges Be Able to Charge a Fee to Applicants?

I was recently alerted to a concerning trend in medical training in Australia which is to make trainee doctors pay for the college selection process through a cost-recovery process. With some colleges now charging over $1,000 just so a trainee can go through the process of applying for training with no guarantee of a post…

Area of Need Australia. What is it? Who is eligible? How to apply.
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Area of Need Australia. What is it? Who is eligible? How to apply.

Featured image shows the distribution of population areas according to the Modified Monash Model c/- DoctorConnect site When working with specialists from countries other than Australia one of the topics we often cover is the issue of Area of Need posts. Area of Need, which is generally abbreviated to AoN is one of a number…

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Medical Internship 2019 Guide. With 5 Tips For Applying.

It’s that time of the year again. The time when each of the States and Territories in Australia open up the process of applications for medical internships for the following year. For four years I was responsible for running the largest Intern application system in Australia for 4 years. The NSW Intern application system. So…

Salary of Australian Doctors. Surgeons, Physicians & Others.
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Salary of Australian Doctors. Surgeons, Physicians & Others.

Not surprisingly, one of the more popular topics on this blog is the subject of income for doctors. We have recently written about how much an Intern is paid and how much a Resident is paid. Of particular interest to many is how much a doctor earns when they have completed all their training and…

Career Coach Melbourne. How to Find a Good One & 4 More Tips
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Career Coach Melbourne. How to Find a Good One & 4 More Tips

Career coaching is something I write about often. And there is a reason. Career coaching is something many professionals don’t give enough importance to. The truth is that a lot of people, especially medical professionals, can use career coaches to kick start or even keep their professional lives moving forward. This even includes medical students…

Career Coach. When Do You Need One? Costs & How to Find a Good One.
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Career Coach. When Do You Need One? Costs & How to Find a Good One.

Career coaching is something I write about often. And there is a reason. Career coaching is something many professionals don’t give enough importance to. The truth is that a lot of people, especially medical professionals, can use career coaches to kickstart or even keep their professional lives moving forward. This even includes medical students who are just entering the job market, as well as seasoned medical professionals looking to manage or make changes to their careers.