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Surviving internship and beyond

14 Jun 2019

Niranjala Hillyard

by Niranjala Hillyard

surviving internship

MDA National’s Live Well Work Well Retreat held in March this year was designed to help junior doctors learn strategies on managing the stresses and work-leisure challenges during training years and beyond. 

Here are some key points from our retreat presenters* compiled specially for you into top 10 tips.

internship survival tips

Niranjala Hillyard
Publishing & Content Manager
MDA National

*Live Well Work Well Retreat presenters: Dr David Chong, Dr Andrew Czuchwicki, Dr Jane Deacon, Dr Caroline Elton (UK), Dr Tahlia Gadowski, Dr Belinda Hibble, Ms Deborah Jackson, Dr Eric Richman, Dr Benjamin Veness, Dr Susannah Ward

Feature photo: Dr Declan Scragg (MDA National member), Junior House Officer, QLD

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