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.
Brazil plastic surgeon on run after patient dies https://t.co/Z7g4HGAQAM
New Zealand hospital staff abused daily: 'It's time to talk', via @nzherald https://t.co/qNEad2yGQV
Indigenous medical graduates’ ripple effect - Improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians https://t.co/Qd8Lyhp6Xb
Outback town's battle to keep permanent doctors https://t.co/0y16oKoyRV via @ABCNews
RT @Wavelength_Int: Doctors is it time you took a break from your regular routine? A new location and challenge can be refreshing and ene…
Tribunal cancelled registration of doctor after criminal conviction https://t.co/1Z4VmTZJO1 via @canberratimes
Nigerian doctors head for England in renewed exodus of professionals - https://t.co/Epavi1gqwJ
RT @Wavelength_Int: WAVE BLOG - Dr John Bethell, Wavelength co-founder, discusses gender discrepancies in Doctors pay and looks at the poss…
Correctional services doctor sneaks contraband into Indian jail https://t.co/s7wbDBAJTN via @TOICitiesNews
Rural Victoria psychiatrist suspended for sex with former patient https://t.co/Y3jFLV6m88 via @BgoAddy
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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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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 healthcare employers find doctors, he sees the medical workforce world from a unique perspective.