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Leadership skills that make teams thrive – Leadership Part 3

Anybody can be a leader. In fact, many jobs and roles include leadership as a fundamental human, or soft, skill. However, being a leader and actually leading are two different things. If a person knows how to play tennis but if they only watch others play, then would you call them a tennis player? No. […]

Nonclinical career options

What’s ‘out there’? In recent years, doctors in patient care have seen more opportunities open up in both clinical and nonclinical work. Clinicians with an interest or skills in other industries are spoilt for choice. Some of the roles are in the pharmaceutical industry (advisory and research), health and safety, insurance, and government agencies such […]

Leadership in Medicine – Part 1

Leadership is a critical skill that evolves over time. The past two years have taught us, amongst other things, that how we lead teams during crises is more important than ever. In our two-part series for May and June, we explore what leadership in medicine means for doctors. If you are new to leadership or […]

The pandemic takes its toll on doctors’ careers

How COVID-19 has challenged not just doctors’ workloads but their career paths COVID-19 has affected everyone in some way in the past two years. No-one has been immune to the upheaval the pandemic caused (and still causes), including those in the medical industry. The pandemic has led to a shortage of doctors, which in turn […]

Standout Medical Careers Podcast

Every day doctors share with me inspiring stories about the challenges and joys of a career in medicine and the other experiences their skills and interests have led them to. Standout Medical Careers is the podcast that brings some of these fascinating stories and insights to you. Each month I will interview doctors in all […]

MedHeads Podcast

MedHeads is a weekly podcast that “brings a biopsychosocial focus to issues of the day”. I was thrilled to be a special guest on the Medheads podcast hosted by Dr Ferghal Armstrong. During the discussion, we spoke about: – why I started Standout Medical Careers – how to prepare for interviews and make the best […]

Stepping Up in Medicine Is Commonplace

As I was writing last month about how to stand out in your medical workplace, Peta Hughes, a third-year medical student from Canberra, wrote of her experience as a contact tracer. And when we happened to share a page in the last edition of the Canberra Doctor, the publication of AMA (ACT) Ltd (page 5, […]

Standout Medical Careers Podcast Episode 1 – Dr Ashna Basu

Today’s episode is about one doctor’s journey to deciding on a career pathway. My guest is Dr Ashna Basu, a Sydney doctor who will be embarking on Psychiatry training this year. Ashna has had a range of fascinating experiences to get to this point – both in and beyond medical circles. In this interview, Ashna […]

The work that happens behind the scenes

As we near the end of the year in which this resonated with us all so strongly, no doubt we will reflect on the lengths to which so many in our communities have gone to protect our health. And that many are continuing to do so across the holiday season. Of course we thank everyone […]

Canberra Doctor article July 2021 – Articulating Your Value at Medical Interviews

It’s a pleasure to contribute to July’s ‘Canberra Doctor’ publication and be a part of AMA ACT’s Careers Evenings starting next week. Members are welcome to attend and hear from specialists in a number of fields share their experiences and career advice. Read about the work of AMA ACT, meet its new President Professor Walter […]

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