•  
  • Junior Doctor Career Development
 

To support you to keep on striving as you plan your career and prepare for medical officer interviews, we are hosting a Career Planning and Interview Preparation webinar series.

 

Unsure about your career path? (Join live session)

Working as a medical doctor is an exciting and challenging career choice. But while some junior doctors know which area of medicine moves them, others find it difficult to pinpoint where their passion truly lies. To help our junior doctor Members in achieving career-path clarity, MDA National is hosting a complimentary career planning webinar series.

Presented live by Dr Ashe Coxon, the first session in this series provides practical guidance and personality-based insights to help junior doctors identify which areas of medicine they enjoy. Enhancing these learnings is a follow-on interactive career planning workshop - aimed at assisting participants in identifying the medical specialty that suits them best.

The final session in this series is for those junior doctors who know which medical specialty interests them. Presented by Dr Coxon and focused on identifying individual strengths, skills, and weaknesses, this stand-alone session will assist participants in preparing outstanding employment applications – facilitating the next step in your medical career path.

Limited seats available - register now.

 

Date Topic  Time  Register 
20/04/2022 How to get from career uncertainty to career clarity 7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Completed 
03/05/2022 Aiming for the Stars 7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Completed 
24/05/2022 How to get from career uncertainty to career clarity (Repeat) 7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Completed 
01/06/2022 Aiming for the Stars (Repeat) 7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Completed 
13/07/2022 Workshop: From uncertainty to clarity - A practical session 7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Completed 
27/07/2022 Workshop: From uncertainty to clarity - A practical session (Repeat) 7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Completed 

Need help with your medical officer interviews? (Join live session)

Preparing for the resident medical officer interviews can be an uncertain and anxiety-provoking time for many junior doctors. These high stakes interviews often mark pivotal moments in a doctor’s career and require both forethought and planning.

In order to support our junior doctor Members in rising to the challenge of this exciting time in their careers, MDA National is hosting an interview preparation webinar series. This complimentary four-part workshop series provides everything you need to ace your medical interviews, including education on interview techniques, practical advice on common interview pitfalls, and training on how to tackle standard - and unexpected - interview questions.

Presented live by Dr Brooke Bullock, each interactive workshop centres around a key interview question often asked during medical officer interviews. Providing the opportunity to ask questions, practice interview techniques, and receive personalised feedback, these workshops will hone your interview skills – leaving you interview ready for the next stage of your career.

Limited seats available - register now.

 

Date Topic  Time  Register 
27/04/2022 Interviewing for Doctors: What are your best cards  7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Completed 
12/05/2022 Interviewing for Doctors: Tell me about a time when? 7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Completed 
19/05/2022 Interviewing for Doctors: How would you respond to the following scenario? 7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Completed 
08/06/2022 Interviewing for Doctors: What are your thoughts on XX? 7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Completed 
22/06/2022 Interviewing for Doctors: What are your best cards?(Repeat)  7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Completed 
06/07/2022 Interviewing for Doctors: Tell me about a time when? (Repeat)  7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Completed 
20/07/2022 Interviewing for Doctors: How would you respond to the following scenario? (Repeat)  7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Completed 
03/08/2022 Interviewing for Doctors: What are your thoughts on XX? (Repeat)  7:30 -8:30pm AEST  Register


Not a Member and/or a member of another Medical Defence Organisation (MDO)?

You can have membership and insurance with more than one MDO.

When a situation arises and you need medico-legal advice, calling MDA National and comparing our expertise and personalised service, will help you make an informed decision. When you have more responsibility as a registrar or consultant and the time comes to commit to one insurer, you will have peace of mind that MDA National will provide you with the unwavering support and the protection you need, so you can focus on providing outstanding patient care. For more information visit mdanational.com.au/intern.

Apply online for a complimentary Membership & Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy and gain access to our Junior Doctor Keep On Program.

Dr Ashe Coxon, (MBBS, FRACGP, DCH, MClinEd, Grad Cert Career Development, AFANZAHPE), is a General Practitioner and career counsellor and is the founder of Medical Career Planning.

Dr Coxon has been working with doctors and medical students for over 5 years to assist them to find happiness in work, whether that is medical, non-medical, clinical, or non-clinical. Dr Ashe provides individual appointments, group workshops, consults to organisations and provides online courses.

Dr Brooke Bullock is a Medical Interview Coach with over six years’ experience working with doctors as they prepare for resident, specialty program, and fellowship interviews. Brooke has a long-standing interest in medical officer recruitment which stems from a belief that preparing for an interview should be like preparing for one of the biggest exams of your career.

Brooke works as an Advanced Pharmacist at Gold Coast Health and has experience practicing across numerous diverse environments as a Medical Education Officer, a Researcher - having completed her PhD in 2020 - and as an Accredited Pharmacist with the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacists.



What attendees said

“Amazing course!! Well presented and interactive. Gives a really good structure for preparing for interviews and building up confidence.”

“Brooke is a dynamic, knowledgeable interview coach who absolutely gave me the edge in my interview. She coached me through my preparation and allowed me to put my best foot forward on the day.”

“This is extremely helpful. I feel thrilled. This is the last missing piece of the puzzle.”

“Thank you for your help. I have been telling everyone to consider doing this - it is so good to feel confident in what I am doing and why."