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AdvanceMed is an initiative to provide career advice, planning and preparation among postgraduate medical trainees in Australia, created by a group of doctors with a strong interest in transitions in medical training. At our one-day intensive workshop, keynote speakers & panellists take attendees through all the essential steps in the specialty selection process — from preparation & research, to application and addressing the selection criteria — with emphasis on interview training and performance. Over 300 trainee doctors have attended our workshops so far.
Our delegates consistently rate our workshops at the highest level
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Our faculty are a combination of seasoned experts in the job interview process and trainees who have recently excelled with their selection.
Many of our presenters have sat on multiple interview panels for trainee doctor selection and are recognised experts in the field.
Past attendees consistently rate the quality of our presenters as high.
Check out their profiles and bios above.
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An overview of the issues in relation to specialty training posts and numbers of applicants.
A/Prof John Vassiliadis
Dr Kim Caldwell
Hear from a trainee doctor who has recently gone through the process.
All Speakers from this Session will be involved in a Q&A Panel.
Enjoy Morning Tea with the Session Speakers.
Dr Alan Giles
Keep things short, use examples to back up your contentions, remember that the interview questions should be base on these
Dr Karan Singh
Dr Mirna Hunter
Join us for lunch and networking.
A/Prof Leonie Watterson
A/Prof Watterson, Drs Edwards, Llewellyn
Our Panel will attempt to answer any question you have about the application process, including interview questions you may have heard about.
Anthony will conduct a Job Application Master Class where all burning or remaining questions or queries will be address.
(Includes how to plan your approach).
Our program runs through the full process of the trainee doctor selection process. Commencing with knowing how to prepare to submit your application which includes important considerations such as organising your referees and ensuring that your CV or Resume maximises your potential in a quick 7-second first review.
We then cover how to fill in selection criteria using examples of your past work as well as how to research the interview process and prepare and practice.
Remaining calm during a stressful high stakes interview is essential and we cover this too.
Finally we breakdown for you the most common types of interview questions and how you should best approach these including how to give an example, how to deal with a hypothetical, how to answer a clinical question when you just don't know, how to deal with an inappropriate question and how to get your personal brand and value across in 20 to 30 minutes.
Each session is interactive and our presenters stay for the break after in case you have any burning questions for them.
Check out our program above for more information.
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Early Bird Rates from January 2019.
Our faculty includes a unique blend of the trainee perspective as well as the expert senior medical practitioner.
We have gathered top experts in medical training and recruitment to give you the key information that you need to know.
Anthony is an expert in Medical HR. He has reviewed numerous CVs, chaired and conducted over a thousand job interviews and provided advice to a number of employers and Colleges about selection processes. His background is as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Manager with 20 years’ experience as a medical practitioner in public health services in a range of roles.
From 2012 to 2016, Anthony was the Medical Director of the Health Education & Training Institute (HETI) which involved overseeing a number of network training programs. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle’s School of Medicine & Public Health and Year 5 Psychiatry Coordinator. He is currently completing a PhD in Medical Education, exploring personal learning environments in the intern training space.
Leonie is a specialist anaesthetist, based at Royal North Shore Hospital, with appointments at Prince of Wales Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women. Since 2000, she has been Head of Department of the Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, RNSH. In this role she leads a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and nonclinical staff and has a key role in the recruitment of registrars onto the simulation fellowship program.
Leonie has post graduate qualifications in education, organisational coaching and leadership and is currently completing a post graduate diploma in conflict resolution. She has a special interest in professional skills and communication and is the lead author of several training courses addressing doctors’ communication skills.