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Doctors in training have their say

The Medical Board of Australia has released its findings of the Medical Training Survey (MTS) which surveyed doctors in training in Australia. Nearly 10,000 doctors in training took part in the survey. The results make interesting reading, and can be viewed in a variety of formats, including the full report or you can create your own report to display the data you are seeking.

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Impact of working hours on junior doctors' mental health

Is there a direct link between the hours that junior doctors work and their mental health? A recent study examined the relationship between the average weekly working hours of Australian junior doctors and their mental health.

Blogs

Coronavirus medical clearance certificates

‘Help, I’ve been asked to provide a ‘medical clearance’ for a child so they can return to school. How can I know whether the patient is clear of the virus and can safely return to school?’

Articles & Case Studies

Complex comorbidities and anaesthesia

A medical practitioner must be able to deal with the suggestion that he or she may have made a mistake in an open and forthright manner

Blogs

Update on breast implants and the risk of anaplastic large cell lymphoma

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) recently published the outcome from its review of breast implants and breast tissue expanders in Australia. The evidence available at present suggests that breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is more likely to occur in implants with a greater surface area and roughness (macro-textured). Therefore, some breast implant devices have been suspended, and the full list is available on the TGA website.

Blogs

Jingle Bells... for Doctors

Dashing out the drive in an eco-friendly car Should be there in five for a patient’s trial of scar Bells on call phones ring, the timing will be tight What fun it is to bring new life into the world tonight

Articles & Case Studies

When everybody drops the ball

Surgeons have a duty of care to their patients in the postoperative period and a delay in the diagnosis of an intraoperative complication is a common cause of surgical claims.  

Clinical

16 Dec 2019

Articles & Case Studies

Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis

On 1 November 2016, following a decision by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), medicinal cannabis became a controlled drug (Schedule 8) in the Poisons Standard. As a result, medicinal cannabis can be prescribed. However, the reality is that prescribing cannabis is no easy feat, and medical practitioners will need to be guided by legislative requirements at a state or territory and federal level.

Clinical

12 Dec 2019