Articles and Case Studies

Winners Announced: MJA, MDA National Award for Excellence in Medical Research in 2011

20 Sep 2012

MDA National, in conjunction with the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA), was proud to sponsor the 2011 Award for Excellence in Medical Research.

This award honours the authors of the best original clinical research article published in the Medical Journal of Australia in each calendar year.

MDA National’s President, A/Prof Julian Rait had the pleasure of awarding the $10,000 prize at the AMA National Conference to a team of seven authors led by Nola Olsen and Professor Bill Musk from Perth, Western Australia, for their article Increasing incidence of malignant mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos during home maintenance and renovation. Read the winning article here.



Career complications and contending with uncertainty

Among the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for junior doctors is how to respond to medical training impacts and career uncertainty. In this podcast, Dr Caroline Elton (a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors)and Dr Benjamin Veness (a Psychiatry registrar) share advice for coping with medical training and career delays, disruptions and unknowns.


10 Aug 2020

Diplomacy in a hierarchy: Tips for approaching a difficult conversation with a senior hospital colleague

Resolving a disagreement or conflict can be hard and it’s a skill that needs practise. In this podcast Dr Eddie Kim (a residential medical officer), Dr Paul Eleftheriou (a chief medical officer) and Dr Kiely Kim (MDA National medico-legal adviser and general practitioner), explore top tips for approaching a difficult and possibly daunting conversation with a senior colleague. References and related resources for this episode can be viewed at


05 Aug 2020