Pilot well on course

Pilot well on course


Monday 8 April 2019

The incidence of allergic diseases in children such as food allergy and Eczema is on the rise. The reasons for this phenomenon are complex and not clearly understood.   ‘NIP Allergies in the Bub’ is an allergy prevention project launched …


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Preparing for a grey WA


Monday 8 April 2019

Like every other state in our nation, Western Australia is undergoing an unprecedented demographic transition never experienced before. The WA Planning Commission projects that the number of Western Australians aged 65 years and over will increase by 35 per cent …


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Mandatory reporting – Why we should never stop talking about WA’s Treating Practitioner Exemption


Monday 1 April 2019

When Dr Jason Laurens wrote about mandatory reporting in the December 2018 edition of Medicus (Mandatory Reporting: My Story), he had hoped junior doctors in Western Australia would read the article and appreciate the work the AMA does on their …


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Positive medical culture starts at medical school


Monday 1 April 2019

When the committee for the Medical Students’ Association of Notre Dame (MSAND) came together for the first time in 2019, we discussed how we wanted to build the year around three central themes – advocacy, transparency and inclusivity. We felt …


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When will enough be enough?


Monday 1 April 2019

Doctors in training around the country are up in arms over the treatment of Dr Yumiko Kadota, an unaccredited Plastic Surgery Registrar from New South Wales, and rightfully so. We are collectively appalled that someone with so much potential was …


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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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It’s not just about the money. Rights and self-worth anyone?
Dr Jason Laurens
Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

Each year the Hospital Health Check surveys doctors in training (DiTs) about factors that affect their pay, including accuracy of rosters, overtime and correctness of payslips.   Sadly while some areas of the 2019 HHC have shown significant improvement, our …