Mobilizing the Doctor Workforce to Fight COVID-19 Should Include IMGs.
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Mobilizing the Doctor Workforce to Fight COVID-19 Should Include IMGs.

With recent announcements, it appears that Australia has lost the initial attempt to tightly contain the spread of the coronavirus. Including reports that it is now starting to spread within the health workforce itself. There is a need to consider how we can develop plans to ensure that we have enough doctors, nurses, allied health…

5 Key Take Aways From the New National Medical Training Survey
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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
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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.
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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…

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.
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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…