How Long and How Often Should You Prepare for a Doctor Job Interview?
Blog | Interviews

How Long and How Often Should You Prepare for a Doctor Job Interview?

Recently we ran a poll as part of some free training that we have been offering to doctors to help them better prepare for their next job interview. We ask the participants in this training what their approach to their last job interview was. So far over 100 doctors have registered for this training and…

5 Key Take Aways From the New National Medical Training Survey
Blog | Medical Education

5 Key Take Aways From the New National Medical Training Survey

This week the Medical Board of Australia released the findings of the first-ever national medical training survey (MTS). As someone who has previously championed and developed these types of reports on the New South Wales level, it is truly pleasing to see this report launched. And boy did they release some findings! With the results…

A Guide to Medical Internship In Australia
Blog | Registration

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…

Stop Asking Dumb and Weird Interview Questions. Ask These 5 Instead.
Blog | Interviews

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…

5 Killer Interview Questions to Ask Employers. And When to Use Them.
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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…

Should Colleges Be Able to Charge a Fee to Applicants?
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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…

Area of Need Australia. What is it? Who is eligible? How to apply.
Blog | IMGs | Rural

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…

Blog | Internship

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. So…