Articles and Case Studies

A Guide to Working Abroad

27 May 2012

MDA National is a proud supporter of A Guide to Working Abroad for Australian Medical Students and Junior Doctors.

"Training and working abroad is rewarding professionally and personally for medical students and junior doctors … A guide to working abroad … provides everything that travelling students or junior doctors need to make their placement a success. It will be absolutely essential reading for any medical student or junior doctor planning to work abroad. Senior doctors will also find the contents of the guide invaluable."

Dr Andrew Pesce and Dr Michael Bonning

Want practical advice about working overseas?

The guide, developed by the Medical Journal of Australia in conjunction with the Australian Medical Students' Association, provides everything you'll need to make your travels a success.

The guide covers topics like:

  • Selecting a region to travel.
  • Organising your travel.
  • Preparing to work overseas.
  • What to do once you're working.
  • Returning home Click here to access the guide for free.

Visit the MJA website to download the guide.

Are you covered for working overseas?

To find out if you're covered for working abroad, contact our Member Services team
on 1800 011 255.



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