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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
If you are applying for a job you may have been asked to provide some sort of cover letter as part of the process. When I say cover letter this might in fact be an email these days or even just some notes as part of the online application process. Many doctors can be confused…
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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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 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