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How to Make a Phone Referral

How to Make a Phone Referral

So your registrar or resident on hospital placement has asked you to make a referral for one of your patients. What do you do next? Before you hit the panic button, know that the art of making referrals is one that takes practice and patience. They’re also fantastic...

What Makes A Good Medical Student?

What Makes A Good Medical Student?

Dr Maithri Goonetilleke is an Australian medical doctor and associate professor in global health, with extensive teaching experience in public health across undergraduate and postgraduate medical programs. Dr Goonetilleke shares his advice for aspiring medical...

3 Nursing Staff You Didn’t Know Existed But Wish You Did

3 Nursing Staff You Didn’t Know Existed But Wish You Did

A medical student and former nurse gives you insider tips on how to connect with key nursing staff who will make your job a whole lot easier. Starting internship is already a steep enough learning curve as it is, and not knowing who or how to ask for help when you...

Why Are Registrars So Mean?

Why Are Registrars So Mean?

As someone who's been on both sides of the reg line an unaccredited surgical registrar gives an insight into what to do when you cop those blunt or harsh comments as a junior doctor and how we can work together more harmoniously and effectively. Time and again I hear...

Leaving My Dream Specialty – Where I Washed Up

Leaving My Dream Specialty – Where I Washed Up

A year ago a Critical Care SRMO was falling out of love with their dream specialty and chose a different path. Turns out, it was the right decision. Cold Feet 12 months ago I was in the midst of a crisis of faith—which you can read about in excruciating detail here....

Finding My People: How I Discovered My Dream Specialty

Finding My People: How I Discovered My Dream Specialty

When I was younger, I always wanted to be a superhero.  Realising that I was unlikely to develop superpowers, be exceedingly rich or an alien from another world, I decided to be the next best thing, a doctor. As I’ve become older, I’ve realised that fundamentally,...

5 Tips to My Future Doctor Self, From My Former Nurse Self

5 Tips to My Future Doctor Self, From My Former Nurse Self

My past life as a nurse has taught me many things about what kind of doctor I want to be. And most importantly, what kind of relationship I want to build with my nursing colleagues. Nurses are undoubtedly the backbone of our healthcare system, and the people who you...

How to Tackle Imposter Syndrome as a Junior Doctor

How to Tackle Imposter Syndrome as a Junior Doctor

Have you ever felt like every other doctor is smarter, more accomplished, and downright better at their job than you are? Even though you are just as qualified and accomplished?  I certainly have. However, by understanding the symptoms of what’s known as imposter...

How to Prepare for Your Internship Application

How to Prepare for Your Internship Application

For many final year medical students, the upcoming internship applications are the first ever experience you will have applying for a full-time vocational job. Apprehension, stress, impatience, and even a touch of excitement are very normal emotions to feel throughout...

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