En route to specialisation

En route to specialisation


Wednesday 24 April 2019

In 2013, Dr Kristen Lindsay took 12 months’ interruption of service at then Princess Margaret Hospital while she completed training for Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF), awaited placement and then spent six months working as a paediatric doctor in Afghanistan.   …


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The Power of 3


Wednesday 24 April 2019

The AMA (WA)’s award-winning Dr YES program has kicked-off its 2019 campaign with intensive training sessions for all volunteers, new coordinators signing up and visits to 14 high schools so far.   That list of schools is set to grow …


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Immunisation Update


Tuesday 23 April 2019

The 2019 Flu Season   We had a quiet flu season during the winter months in 2018 with high seasonal activity observed from December last year to January 2019.   “Unprecedented demand” led to a great rush to get vaccinated …


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St John of God Health Care to employ interns


Tuesday 23 April 2019

The career pipeline for the next generation of doctors is set to expand in Western Australia with St John of God Health Care now accredited to employ interns from 2020.   St John of God Midland Public Hospital (SJGMPH) has …


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For me, my kids, and my community


Monday 15 April 2019

A free training program that assists members of the community develop grassroots suicide prevention and mental health support strategies is having a positive and life-affirming impact on participants.   Meekatharra local Pamela Hodder (39) learnt about the ‘Grow Local’ program …


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Why I Joined the AMA (WA)...
"It is my hope that we can tackle the challenges our profession faces, united as one. If we dislike our working hours, our pay, gender inequality or low training opportunities, we can change these together. As a nurse in my previous life, I know that when a profession stands as one, people listen."
Dr Rebecca Cogan
Dr Rebecca Cogan
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The State Budget: The real cost to health
Dr Omar Khorshid
Tuesday, 21st May 2019

The 2019 State Budget represents a significant achievement (and some good luck) for the WA Government and Treasurer Ben Wyatt. There has been real discipline when it comes to spending and it is clear that the Treasurer is proud of …