The recent spate of junior doctor suicides in Australia has made world headlines. Shocking in their own right as stories of human tragedy, they also strike a particular chord for those of us who have had to endure gruelling medical internships.
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
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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
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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
It is unfortunate the word ‘locum’ is often synonymous with the pursuit of fast money. The hourly or per diem rate can look attractive at face value, but in truth, ask a locum why they locum and you’ll often hear a range of reasons before money is even mentioned.
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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.