What are the Entry Requirements for Specialty Training in Australia?
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What are the Entry Requirements for Specialty Training in Australia?

Are you a current medical student or an international medical graduate thinking about doing specialty training in Australia? The entry requirements for specialty training and how to go about applying to specialty colleges can be extremely confusing. This guide summarises the key entry requirements for specialty training and pathways for training with all 15 specialty…

How to Pass the AMC Clinical Exam. First Time Success Guide.
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How to Pass the AMC Clinical Exam. First Time Success Guide.

An AMC Part 2 Clinical OSCE Examination Study Guide Imagine having spent 6 to 7 years of medical school and tens of thousands of dollars on examinations, tuition, and books in order to gain your first doctor job in Australia. Imagine doing well on all these other exams but failing in one final exam. And…

Top 10 Questions About Migrating to Australia As A Doctor
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Top 10 Questions About Migrating to Australia As A Doctor

There are two main programs by which doctors can migrate to Australia, the General Migration Stream and Employer-Sponsored Migration. The most common visa currently used for migrating to Australia as a doctor is the 482 Visa. As part of your visa, you will be permitted to bring direct relatives (e.g. your spouse and children) to Australia. The typical range of costs for an individual visa is between $2,600 and $4,000 AUD. For most of the visas used for migrating to Australia as a doctor, there is the possibility to move from a visa to obtaining permanent residency. With the 482 Visa, you can generally apply for permanent residency after 3 years.

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…

How to Pass the AMC Exams – A Comprehensive Guide to Part 1 CAT MCQ
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How to Pass the AMC Exams – A Comprehensive Guide to Part 1 CAT MCQ

An Australian Medical Council Part 1 CAT MCQ Examination Study Guide. Are you wondering how to pass the AMC exams? Well. Having passed the Australian Medical Council AMC Part 1 CAT MCQ Examination in the first go, I am often asked by doctors questions like “What’s your secret?”, “How can I plan my study schedule…

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 ad doctor looking for some general information about your options…

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…

10 Tips For Creating A Great LinkedIn Profile for Doctors
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10 Tips For Creating A Great LinkedIn Profile for Doctors

By Dr Adam Harrison, LinkedIn User Are you thinking that you need a LinkedIn profile for your next job application? In this special guest post, Dr Adam Harrison, expert LinkedIn user takes us through the steps that you should implement to create a great Linkedin profile for doctors. Of particular importance when creating a LinkedIn…

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…

How To Be Prepared For Medical Recruitment In 2020.
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How To Be Prepared For Medical Recruitment In 2020.

Now that Australia appears to have succeeded in dealing successfully with the initial impact of COVID-19 and getting ourselves prepared, there are signs of society returning to some sort of “more normal”. Many doctors, myself included are returning their minds back towards the medical career process. With all the disruptions to the health system and…

Medical Internship 2020 / 2021 Australia
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Medical Internship 2020 / 2021 Australia

*We will be regularly updating this post as information is updated about the Medical Internship process in Australia. The situation is fluid and has been disrupted somewhat due to COVID-19. 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…

Tips for Compiling A Great Rural Medical Student Resume.
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Tips for Compiling A Great Rural Medical Student Resume.

Based On An Article Originally Requested By the NSW Medical Students Council about medical student resumes. Being able to compile a CV or Resume is an essential skill for pretty much any career.  But as a medical graduate, you may not necessarily have been taught this specific skill so far. In my experience it is…

How to Ace A Video Job Interview – Doctor Interview Video
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How to Ace A Video Job Interview – Doctor Interview Video

As we turn to measures of social distancing in order to reduce the impact of COVID-19 it’s quite likely that your next job interview will be a video job interview conducted online.  Having spent the past 4 years coaching doctors online, I am uniquely situated to give you some tips on how to ensure that…