During Reconciliation Week we're speaking to some of our Doctors to find out what it's like to work in AMS (Aboriginal Medical Services) & Indigenous Health. We caught up with one of our Locum Consultant Psychiatrists, Dr Robert Karoly, who does a lot of work in Indigenous Mental Health. Read on for his insights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!