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Rural Australia
10 year moratorium
Anthony Llewellyn

Do International Doctors Have to Work In Rural Australia?

In terms of land area, Australia is a large country, the 6th largest in the world. About 7,700,000 square kilometres. Its a big country and as such has a lot of “country” or rural areas. Australia is also one of the most urban countries in the world, with an about 85% of the population living within 50km of

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Anthony Llewellyn

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

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asshole avoidance
bullies
Anthony Llewellyn

How to Deal With Bullies In Medicine. 8 Tips For Surviving.

Recently a trainee doctor left me a message on the website asking for some help with dealing with a number of senior colleagues who were bullying them in the workplace. Unfortunately, he or she did not leave any contact details. But given that this is certainly not the first time I have been asked for

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How to Write A Resume in 2020
CV
Anthony Llewellyn

How to Make a Good Resume in 2020. Top 3 Errors And How to Fix.

I’ve been reflecting back on the thousands of resumes and CVs I’ve reviewed this past year. I’ve been wanting to make a video and post about this topic for some time. It came to me one morning. I need to give you the three key tips, the three key areas where I see so many

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How not to suck in the interview
interview
Anthony Llewellyn

How To Not Suck At Job Interviews: 6 Tips For Success

Have you ever had a bad job interview before? Did you really suck in your interview! Well, this post is about how not to suck in the job interview. As an Executive and Career Coach, I have helped many candidates prepare for job interviews as well as sat in on quite a few (both sides

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dumb interview questions in medicine
interview
Anthony Llewellyn

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

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questions pre-interview
interview
Anthony Llewellyn

13 Questions to Ask Before A Job Interview

Its been a bit of a peak period for interview coaching the last few months. One question that I find that I am often being asked at the end of an interview coaching program by a candidate is: “Is there anything I should be asking about before the interview?” There are definitely a number of

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Standard Pathway
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Anthony Llewellyn

Common Questions (and Answers) About AMC Standard Pathway

Over the last year, I have been pleasantly surprised by the interest of doctors all over the world in some of the explanations that I have been providing both here on the blog as well as on my Career Doctor YouTube channel about the processes for working as a doctor in Australia. There have been

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the final interview question
interview coaching
Anthony Llewellyn

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

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predict interview questions
interview
Anthony Llewellyn

How To Predict Interview Questions. A Sure-Fire Method With Examples.

Are you looking for an easy way to predict the types of questions you will get at your job interview? I’ve worked with lots of candidates for various jobs both inside and outside of medicine and there is a reasonably simple and straight forward method that I show these clients which can help you to

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Situational Judgement
IMGs
Anthony Llewellyn

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

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Area of Need
AoN
Anthony Llewellyn

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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locum doctor australia
locum agencies
Anthony Llewellyn

Locum Doctors Australia. How To Become One and How to Stay Current.

A recent series of articles in the Sydney Morning Herald highlighted the rising rate of medical locum doctor usage in Australia. The articles indicated that an average of 16.5% of doctors working in the NSW Health system are locums. So it seems there is a trend towards locumming as either a career or a break

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top 5 interview tips
interview
Anthony Llewellyn

Top 5 Medical Job Interview Tips From a Doctor Expert

Would you like 5 tips for preparing for your next medical job interview? Hello, I’m Dr. Anthony Llewellyn, doctor and medical HR expert and I love to share tips with other doctors about how to improve their performance in the job interview.

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applying for medical internship
intern
Anthony Llewellyn

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.

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salary of australian doctors
doctor salary
Anthony Llewellyn

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…

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career coach melbourne
career coach
Anthony Llewellyn

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

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