How To Write A Medical CV. The Ultimate Illustrated Guide.
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How To Write A Medical CV. The Ultimate Illustrated Guide.

One of the interesting aspects of medical training is that we tend to assume that doctors have the professional skills to manage their careers. However, it’s been my experience that many doctors struggle with the job application process because this has not been the focus of their training to date. So if you are feeling…

Canadian Doctors In Australia. Great Prospects. Here’s Why.
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Canadian Doctors In Australia. Great Prospects. Here’s Why.

Given that doctors from Canada have the same preferred status in Australia as doctors from the United Kingdom, Ireland and the US. It’s really surprising that there are not more Canadian doctors in Australia. The same rules apply for Canadian doctors as per doctors from the above mentioned other countries. And employers are generally very…

Ikigai and Medicine – Meaning and Purpose Can Be Tricky

Ikigai and Medicine – Meaning and Purpose Can Be Tricky

Doctors are often put into positions that can cause them stress, burnout and depression. Many doctors will reach a stage in their career when they question their choice to practice medicine. If this sounds like you then perhaps the concept of Ikigai is worth reflecting upon. Ikigai is a Japanese word that roughly translates to…

The Highest Paid Doctors in Australia. A Comprehensive Breakdown.
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The Highest Paid Doctors in Australia. A Comprehensive Breakdown.

A couple of years ago I wrote this post reflecting the fact that according to the Australian Taxation office doctors are extremely well paid in Australia. This blog is both an update to that post. But also a focus on who are the highest paid doctors in Australia? This time I am going to try…

Intern, Resident, Registrar. The Doctor Hierarchy in Australia.
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Intern, Resident, Registrar. The Doctor Hierarchy in Australia.

Do you have aspirations to be a doctor but are only familiar with the one title – that being “doctor”? Or maybe you have previously been admitted to the hospital and befuddled by the myriad of busy staff members you’ve come across who have been part of your care? Or you might be part of…

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 an ad doctor looking for some general information about your…

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…