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Mastering the Art of Persuasion and Influence in Healthcare

In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, the ability to persuade and influence others is a critical skill for professionals seeking to drive positive change, navigate complex systems, and achieve their career goals. I do a lot of work with doctors in the contexts of interview preparation and performance as well as navigating challenging career and workplace […]

From Application to Acceptance: Navigating the Specialty Training Maze

Navigating the competitive landscape of medical specialties Applying for prevocational training programs continues to be a source of frustration and stress for junior doctors across the country. Doctors spend years gaining experience in a particular specialty and then face the challenge of applying for one of the limited spots in the specialty training program. Competition […]

Empathy and expertise: Integrating emotional intelligence in medical careers

Emotional intelligence (EI) is about understanding and recognising your own emotions and thosearound you. As the medical field is very technical, there’s a growing need for doctors to know how toconnect at an emotional level with patients and colleagues. EI is at the core of who we are. Each aspect of your life is touched […]

Private practice unveiled: Key considerations for doctors seeking independence

Transitioning to Private Practice As a Fellow considering moving to private practice, either your own or joining an existing practice, transitioning from the hospital system to becoming an independent consultant in private practice is an exciting step. You’ve got the medical knowledge for the role, but what about starting a business? This month’s article covers […]

Communication in healthcare environments

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Given the high-pressure environments that doctors work in, challenges in communication can arise. These can affect your professional relationships. Simply put, if what you communicate is misunderstood, misinterpreted or undermined, there can be devastating consequences for you and potentially patients. Ignoring the situation makes things worse – your confidence fails, and you become more stressed […]

Finding time for CPD and developing your nonclinical skills

Doctors need to undertake and maintain professional development activities, including an annual Professional development Plan. Ongoing learning means staying on top of new and updated treatments and research, so you can continue to develop your skills and knowledge to give your patients the best possible care. In this article, we look at the changes to […]

From setback to success: Navigating alternative paths to your dream career in medicine

In this month’s article, we examine your choices if you can’t get into the training program or senior clinician role you want. While we’ll focus on the training program, the same applies to roles. Just like job interviews, applying for training programs is just as competitive. As with other industries, only so many positions are […]

The power of knowing your worth: How senior doctors can take charge of their careers

Understanding the prevalence of undervaluation in the medical field Knowing your value is understanding what you stand for and what you’re prepared to accept from people you meet in all aspects of your career. Some people show little respect, while others will be fully supportive and encouraging. Both will have an impact on your career […]

Overcome imposter syndrome: Say goodbye to self-doubt

Do you sometimes feel like a fraud? Imposter syndrome is a common issue affecting many medical professionals, yet it isn’t openly discussed. Despite being highly skilled with years of experience, and even receiving many awards and recognition, doctors have a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud. A previous client I worked with experienced […]

Be a standout doctor: Create an unforgettable personal brand

Do you dread talking about yourself? Do the terms personal branding or self-promotion make you wince? If so, you are not alone in feeling uncomfortable when it comes to the notion of talking about yourself, especially when you have not been directly asked to do so. However, these terms do not necessarily mean you need […]

Preparing for recruitment season: Stand out from the crowd with our proven CV tips

Introduction After years of study, you want to be ready to find a job aligned with the knowledge and skills that you’ve gained. There are many considerations, some of which include: employer in an industry of choice, medical field, clinical versus non-clinical, location, and benefits of the role. Starting your job hunting well before you […]

From Doctor to Executive: Tips for Transitioning Into an Executive Role

Introduction Starting a new role can be exciting and stressful, especially at the executive level. As doctors, you may have already achieved great success in your medical career, but transitioning into a  corporate, board and public service position is challenging. Making a move to an executive role requires planning and preparation. We’ve talked previously about […]

Nine Career Planning Tips for 2023

Introduction As we look forward to welcoming the new year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on your professional achievements in 2022. Whether you’re a med student or have been in the workforce for many years, everything you’ve learned and experienced this year will not only add to your value in the industry, but it […]

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