When I got my first junior doctor job in Australia in 1991, finding the right job was a real chore. There was no Internet to speak of, which meant limited knowledge and therefore limited choice. And by the way - all correspondence went snail mail - both ways!
Hey Google! Medicine proves that women can take over male dominated industries and do just fine thanks… https://t.co/1cGtRaeySq
Jeremy Hunt scraps plans to force doctors to work in NHS for 4 years as it might worsen ongoing recruitment crisis… https://t.co/408QskHpzL
Shortage of GPs & GP locums leads to practice closure in Scottish Highlands https://t.co/dU8Q1w7qXq
RT @dataduce: Meet the JobTaker. https://t.co/XmMdB2RXiI
Cost of doctor shortage at one NHS emergency department increased fivefold in 3 years to almost £3m… https://t.co/m8timzYh83
Many Irish solo GPs can't take a summer holiday for want of a locum to cover their practice https://t.co/jEtLWXIlWM
I couldn’t agree more with Richard Murray, Dean of Medicine at James Cook University. There is no shortage of doctors in Australia and never has been - the problem is one of mal-distribution. The numbers speak for themselves - 3.3 doctors per 1000 head of population in Australia ...
From a mile away all doctors look much the same, but get up close and it turns out that they come in many shapes, sizes and disciplines. The differences are never more starkly revealed than by a quick glance at their tax returns at the end of the year.
LinkedIn recently came clean about its intention to be a prime player in the recruitment space and many are now adjusting to the fact that their LinkedIn profile is a defacto resume for all to see. Facebook is widely rumoured to be muscling in on this space soon.
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About the author
Dr. John Bethell graduated from Aberdeen Medical School in 1990 and worked as a doctor in both the UK and Australia, launching Wavelength with co-founder Claire Ponsford in 1999. As a pioneer and market leader of medical recruitment in Australia Dr. Bethell has seen the industry grow and mature. After two decades of helping doctors find work and employers find doctors, he sees the medical workforce world through a unique perspective.
- → Anaesthetists
- → Australian health workforce
- → British GPs
- → Emergency physicians
- → General practitioners
- → Healthcare Partners
- → Junior Doctors
- → Living and working in Australia
- → Living and working in New Zealand
- → Living and working overseas
- → Locum doctors
- → Medical career development
- → Medical practitioners
- → Psychiatry
- → Radiologists
- → Recruitment
- → Regulatory & Migration
- → Rural medicine
- → Specialist Physicians
- → Surgeons