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Archive: 2016

Living and working as a specialist in tropical Singapore

Wavelength’s Singapore consultant Tara Pickering is an expert on the modern Singaporean health system and the complex processes involved in securing a medical specialist role. She talks to Dr John Bethell about Singapore’s state-of-the-art medical facilities & what it’s like to live and work in this unique tropical island state.

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Living the dream

We talk to British doctor – and berry farmer – Dr Lucy Reed, Director of Emergency Medicine at Launceston General Hospital, about her adventurous ED career and love of Tasmania. Even by emergency physician standards, Dr Lucy Reed has had an energetic and adventurous career...

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Seismic changes ahead for Australian general practice

Are we ready? All the signs suggest that general practice in Australia is about to undergo a major upheaval. And it’s no great surprise. It’s a worldwide trend in response to the rise of chronic disease and the cost blow outs that inevitably follow.

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Great Place to Work? One Wavie explains why it really is

When I find out that Wavelength has been voted a Great Place to Work for the 6th year I am naturally proud. When I discover that we have leapt to number 2 on the list of companies with fewer than 100 employees I am ecstatic - we were 17th last year.

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Oh, the places you’ll go!

Wavelength sends doctors all over Australia, but perhaps the most unique experience we offer is the chance to practice indigenous health in some of our most remote communities. Some become quite enamoured with this kind of work, such as Hobart-based Dr Amin Sadruddin...

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Saving sight in Ethiopia

This morning I’m speaking to Dr Wondu Alemayehu, an eye surgeon based in Addis Ababa, to talk about his collaboration with The Fred Hollows Foundation on a project to eliminate trachoma from Oromia - a region of Ethiopia which, with a population of 34 million, is larger than many African nations.

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Carrots and Sticks – The (not so) nuanced art of attracting doctors to rural Australia

It’s not a new problem. Australia, with it’s metro-educated medical workforce, attractive coastal cities and ‘daunting’ outback, often finds it hard to lure doctors away from friends, family and their café latte lifestyles. Here is a synopsis of historical strategies tried:

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The best people, better placed for the best positions

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