How to Deal With Bullies In Medicine. 8 Tips For Surviving.
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How to Deal With Bullies In Medicine. 8 Tips For Surviving.

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…

How to Make a Good Resume in 2020. Top 3 Errors And How to Fix.
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How to Make a Good Resume in 2020. Top 3 Errors And How to Fix.

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…

Interview Failure. How To Not Suck At Job Interviews: 6 Success Tips
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Interview Failure. How To Not Suck At Job Interviews: 6 Success Tips

Have you ever had an interview failure 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 of…

Stop Asking Weird and Dumb Interview Questions. Ask These 5 Instead.
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Stop Asking Weird and Dumb 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…

Common Questions (and Answers) About AMC Standard Pathway
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Common Questions (and Answers) About AMC Standard Pathway

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…

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…

How To Predict Interview Questions. A Sure-Fire Method With Examples.
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How To Predict Interview Questions. A Sure-Fire Method With Examples.

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 straightforward method that I show these clients which can help you to predict…

Should Colleges Be Able to Charge a Fee to Applicants?

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 Post Update: I continue to get regular queries about identifying Area of Need posts in Australia. Whilst the AoN system does still exist in Australia. These days it is very rare to come across an AoN designated position…

Locum Doctors Australia. How To Become One and How to Stay Current.
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Locum Doctors Australia. How To Become One and How to Stay Current.

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…

How To Write a Cover Letter Or Email. 5 Sentences May Be All You Need.

How To Write a Cover Letter Or Email. 5 Sentences May Be All You Need.

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…

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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 opens 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…

Salary of Australian Doctors. Surgeons, Physicians & Others.
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Salary of Australian Doctors. Surgeons, Physicians & Others.

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 Coach Melbourne. How to Find a Good One & 4 More Tips
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Career Coach Melbourne. How to Find a Good One & 4 More Tips

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…

GP Training How To: Pathways, Length, Difficulty & Options for IMGs
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GP Training How To: Pathways, Length, Difficulty & Options for IMGs

Dr Rebecca Stewart guest blogs for us on an important question. Rebecca is a GP and Medical Educator who is passionate about supporting competence and excellence in medical education, research and evaluation. Rebecca offers a range of training supports to doctors undertaking general practice training via MedEd Experts.

Career Coach. When Do You Need One? Costs & How to Find a Good One.
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Career Coach. When Do You Need One? Costs & How to Find a Good One.

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 kickstart or even keep their professional lives moving forward. This even includes medical students who are just entering the job market, as well as seasoned medical professionals looking to manage or make changes to their careers.