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…
Anthony discusses some of the important communications issues when working in Psychiatry
Felicia Ng discusses the role of psychotherapies in psychiatry
Why is culture so important in Psychiatry? And why is there a trend towards teaching culture predominantly from the perspective of the cultures of Indigenous Australians? To answer these questions I believe that its firstly important to reflect on how in medicine but in particular in psychiatry it is important to take a holistic approach to…
Su Lynn Cheah discusses the main types of personality problems likely to be encountered by medical students as well as some interesting controversies.
How to tackle phenomenology for the novice or intermediate learner
Dr Sarah Hutton discusses Mood Disorders. Its fairly simple when you break it into sad and happy (or is it)?
A few tips on how to study psychiatry in your final year from the coordinator of final year psychiatry at University of Newcastle.
In this blog Dr Sarah Hutton discusses the role that anxiety plays in everyone’s lives and when anxiety may become a problem.
Keys aspects of the Mental Health Act for medical students and junior medical staff
Sometimes we really need to have that awkward conversation
For a number of reasons there are some topics or questions that we find less easy to ask of our patients.
A primer on psychiatric history taking for medical students and junior medical officers
A brief outline of the potential relevance of PLEs to medical training.
Recently I hosted an inaugural Medical Education event in my local area.