How Much Does An Intern Get Paid In Australia? Doctors Pay Rates
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How Much Does An Intern Get Paid In Australia? Doctors Pay Rates

One of the questions I am most asked by doctors from other countries is: “What is the pay like for doctor’s in Australia?” We are approaching the period here in Australia where we introduce a large number of graduated doctors to the Australian health care system as Interns. So at AdvanceMed we thought that we…

The Benefits Of A CV Check – Why You Should Get Your CV Reviewed

The Benefits Of A CV Check – Why You Should Get Your CV Reviewed

The Benefit of a CV Check or Resume Review As we enter the new academic year for medicine in Australia and New Zealand many doctors are thinking about whether they might be applying for a new position in 2020. Yes. It’s that competitive in some situations. That even before you have commenced your current job…

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Medical Interview Coaching 2019

Some Things You Ought To Consider If You Are Planning On Medical Interview Coaching This Year. Before You Commit Are you planning on undertaking medical interview coaching in 2019? A Wrap Up Of 2018 2018 was another successful year for coaching clients.  Demonstrating the value of performance coaching to secure career progression.  We managed to…

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…

Doctor Coach Melbourne, Interview & Career Coaching Melbourne
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Doctor Coach Melbourne, Interview & Career Coaching Melbourne

Interviewing for a job as a doctor can be stressful, especially when its been a while since you may have had some practice. A way that some doctors choose to improve their interview skills is to work with a coach. During interview coaching, a doctor meets with a professional coach to learn strategies for being more…

Doctor CV Templates – Avoid Using Them At All Cost

Doctor CV Templates – Avoid Using Them At All Cost

We review some of the official Doctor CV Templates for Australia and New Zealand and give you our findings As someone who advises a lot of other doctors about medical job applications I am often asked for advice about CV templates. So I thought that I would review these for you and give you my…

5 Tips To Boost Your Medical Career in 2019 – With Doctor CV Example

5 Tips To Boost Your Medical Career in 2019 – With Doctor CV Example

It’s the start of 2019 and a chance to think about your plans for your medical career this year. Here are a few tips to get you started. Along with a doctor CV example to show how to put these tips into practice. 1. Tidy Up Your LinkedIn And Other Social Media LinkedIn is becoming a…

46 Basic Physician Training Interview Questions
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46 Basic Physician Training Interview Questions

Many of the attendees at our workshops are considering Basic Physician Training (BPT) with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). As are many trainees who use our interview coaching. Getting a BPT position can be highly competitive. Especially in some of the premier programs. Here’s a collection of the basic physician training interview questions…

Personalised Learning and Work Readiness

Personalised Learning and Work Readiness

In 2015 the Review of Medical Intern Training Report, which was commissioned by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council had the following to say about the current state of medical internship in Australia. [Internship in Australia] “should have entry requirements that reflect agreed and defined expectations of work-readiness that [medical] graduates must meet before commencing [their…

Doctor Interview Coach in Sydney: Medical Interview Coaching Sydney
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Doctor Interview Coach in Sydney: Medical Interview Coaching Sydney

Interviewing for a job as a doctor can be stressful, especially when its been a while since you may have had some practice. A way that some doctors choose to improve their interview skills is to work with a coach. During interview coaching, a doctor meets with a professional coach to learn strategies for being more…

Doctor Job Interview Questions and Answers
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Doctor Job Interview Questions and Answers

Excelling At Doctor Job Interview Questions And Answers Recently I hosted a free Live Webinar on YouTube about the interview process. We had over 40 trainee doctors to help everyone get better prepared for their upcoming job interviews and how to answer doctor interview questions. You can watch the full video above.  But just in…

A Reminder These Questions are Still Illegal

A Reminder These Questions are Still Illegal

But what do you do if someone asks you discriminatory questions (in the middle of an interview for a medical job that you really want)? Last year there was much discussion (and rightly so) about the topic of discriminatory selection practices and illegal interview questions that occur in medical training.We wanted to write a post to remind…

How Does the Panel Review your Medical CV?

How Does the Panel Review your Medical CV?

The Implications for Medical CV design, structure and content We recently hosted an evening webinar on the Medical CV.  70 trainee doctor registrant learnt how the selection panel reviews your Medical CV. Trainees are often surprised when they find out how little time is spent looking at their Medical CV at each stage of the…

How to Write a Medical CV Video. Medical CV Template.

How to Write a Medical CV Video. Medical CV Template.

We recently recorded a “how to put together a medical trainee CV video” (Resume). There’s tremendous interest in the topic of how to put together a medical trainee CV.  Medical students are also interested in the topic.  For many, it may be the very first time you have have to assemble a CV or resume….

How Do You Deal with a Difficult Boss in Medicine?

How Do You Deal with a Difficult Boss in Medicine?

Those who know me know that I am a big fan of Robert Sutton‘s classic book on Workplace Civility (The No Asshole Rule).  In this book Sutton demonstrates how one bad egg can have such a devastating effect on workplace culture and harmony.   Including, yes you guessed it! Hospitals, where the difficult boss in medicine…

Is “Tell Us About Your Experience?” The Laziest Interview Question Of All Time?
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Is “Tell Us About Your Experience?” The Laziest Interview Question Of All Time?

The standard of medical interview panels can vary considerably. Some times great thought goes into the questions put to candidates. Sometimes not. The other day I heard about an interview panel for a Resident Medical Officer (junior doctor) position where the questions put to candidates were extremely predictable: “Why do you want to work here?”…

Welcome to the #PrevocSpace. The Intern Transition.

Welcome to the #PrevocSpace. The Intern Transition.

A hearty congratulations on making it to this exciting phase of your career.  Around Australia and New Zealand January is the time of year that we welcome a bunch of new doctors to our profession as part of the intern transition. Here are 11 tips on handling the transition that I originally shared with the…