If you have medical training questions, you will find the answers at the AMA (NSW) / ASMOF (NSW) Medical Careers Expo.
It is the place for you to meet with senior doctors, representatives from Colleges, training organisations, NSW Health, AMA (NSW), and ASMOF (NSW) who can help you plot your career path and provide tips on how to stand out from the crowd.
Hear from a range of specialists – our biggest line-up yet – on their careers.
Our guest speakers and panel hosts will also be available for you to chat to individually in the Laidback Lounge.
Medical students, interns, and more advanced doctors-in-training will all find value in attending.
The Concourse is within walking distance from Chatswood Station but if you are driving, there is parking available underneath the venue for $8 for the day.
The admission price for the event covers morning tea, lunch, and coffee.
Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist, Staff Specialist at Sutherland and St George Hospitals, with a private practice in Miranda. AMA (NSW) Board Member.
Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon, examiner for RACS, member of the Kolling Institute, Staff Specialist surgeon at Auburn Hospital and surgeon with Sydney Bariatric Clinic, a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Sydney.
Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh (Co-founder and COO of CancerAid) and Dr Nikhil Pooviah (Founder & CEO of CancerAid). CancerAid is the number one cancer app on the App Store in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.
General surgeon practicing in Western Sydney and the Hawkesbury district in Sydney’s north-west, member of the RACS NSW Regional Board in General Surgical Training, active in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, the inaugural recipient of the General Surgeons Australia Excellence in Surgical Teaching Award (NSW & ACT) and AMA (NSW) Board Member.
An adult and paediatric ENT surgeon and a senior lecturer of surgery at The University of Sydney, executive member of the NSW regional committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and practices as a teacher and educator at both the SAN and RPA Hospitals.
Obstetrician and gynaecologist who works in private and public practice, Vice-President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a lecturer at Sydney University. He is also the Chairman of The Gidget Foundation.
Orthopaedic Surgeon subspecialising in Spinal Surgery. Her passion lies in discdegenerative disease and adult deformity. She has always been keen in maintaining independent and pain free mobility in the home for the elderly with spinal issues.
HR professional and AMA (NSW) Careers Advisor. From a broad range of experience, Anita knows what does and doesn’t appeal to recruiters and selection panels. Anita can work with you to improve your CV and communication skills for interviews.
Professor David Sillence – foundation chair of Medical Genetics in the University of Sydney. Prof Sillence was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2013 Australia Day Honours
Dr Shehnarz Salindera – is a General Surgeon and Associate Conjoint Lecturer UNSW
Dr Gabrielle Bullock – Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists-- New South Wales Regional Committee member
Dr Andrew Pethebridge, Director of Psychiatry Training, St George Hospital
Dr Trung Ton – is an emergency registrar and a military engineering officer in the Army Reserve. He has been involved in global health leadership and mentoring for medical students and junior doctors. Dr Ton is also volunteers as a doctor in East Timor, is involved in several IT start ups, and is a photographer
Dr Brian Fernandes – Doctor-in-Training
Dr Sanjay Hettige – Doctor-in-Training
Dr Max Benness – Critical Care SRMO at Royal North Shore Hospital
Dr Jacqueline Ho – Resident medical officer at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney
Dr James Lawler – Intern at Western Sydney Local Health District
Dr Lana Nguyen – Intern at Liverpool Hospital
Ms Jessica Moore – Manager, Medical Recruitment, Audit and Quality
Mr Lachlan Jones – AMA (NSW) Senior Advisor, Media & Communications Strategy
Mr Lawrence Muskitta – Digital Campaign Manager, Essential Media Communications
Ms Evangelie Polyzos – AMA (NSW) Doctors’ in Training Liaison Officer
|8:30am - 9:00am||Registration|
|9:00am - 9:20am||Official Opening of AMA/ASMOF Careers Expo||Dr Tessa Kennedy - Paediatric Registrar at the Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick and Clinical Associate Lecturer for UNSW.
Chair, Doctors in Training Committee
|9:20 am - 9:25am||College Information Session|
|9:25 am - 9:40am||Digital Pathways in Medicine
Founders of CancerAid an innovative healthcare solution to change cancer care on a global scale.
|Dr Nikhil Pooviah – Founder & CEO of CancerAid. Previously a Radiation Oncology Advanced Trainee at RPA, Dr Pooviah made the bold decision to change from clinical medicine to digital medicine.
Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh – Founder & COO of CancerAid. Completing his specialist qualifications in Radiation Oncology. Dr Murali-Ganesh has the vision of improving health care outcomes with the use of digital tools.
|9:40 am - 9:55 am||Non-Clinical Career Path
Researched humanitarian health coordination in Syria, his DPhil will equip him to develop new frameworks for international response to complex humanitarian crises.
|Dr Trung Ton – Bachelor of Medicine, Master of Public Health, Diploma of Child Health and an International Diploma of Humanitarian Assistance. Dr Ton is a graduate of the Royal Military College Australia, where he was dux of his class.|
|9:55 am - 10:00 am||College Information Session|
|10:00 am - 10:40am||Interview Techniques and information on Obstetrics and Gynaecology||Dr Andrew Zuschmann – Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist.
AMA (NSW) Board Member
|10:40 am - 10:45 am||College Information Session|
|10:45 am - 11:20 am||Journey of a Refugee Physician
Apart from his academic and clinical roles, A/Prof Al Muderis is heavily involved in humanitarian work volunteering his time as a surgeon and as a human rights advocate. He has affiliations with Amnesty International, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and represents the Australian Red Cross.
|A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis – Orthopaedic surgeon, author and human rights activist|
|11:20 am - 11:25 am||Sponsor Spot|
|11:25 am - 12:20 pm||Why My Specialty is Best!!
|Dr Brian Fernandes (moderator) (JMO)
Dr Tony Joseph (Emergency Medicine)
Dr Tessa Kennedy (Paediatrics)
Dr Alan Pham (Paediatric Burns)
Dr Vijay Roach (VP of RANZCOG)
Prof David Sillence (Medical Geneticist)
Dr Andrew Pethebridge (Psychiatry)
|12:20 pm - 12:25 pm||College Information Session|
|12:25 pm - 1:00 pm||Surgical Careers
|Dr Jacqueline Ho (moderator)(RMO)
Dr Michelle Atkinson (Orthopaedics, spinal surgery)
Dr Fred Betros (General and Laparoscopic Surgeon)
Dr Carolyn Jameson (Metabolic, Obesity, Bariatric and General Surgeon)
Dr Payal Mukherjee (ENT)
Dr Shehnarz Salindra (General Surgeon)
|1:00 pm - 1:05 pm||Sponsor Spot|
|1:05 pm - 1:35 pm||Lunch|
|1:40 pm - 2:20 pm||From Medical Student to Intern
|Dr Lana Nguyen (Intern)
Ms Jessica Moore (Manager, Medical Recruitment, Audit and Quality)
Dr Max Benness (Critical Care SRMO)
Ms Evangelie Polyzos (AMA (NSW) Doctors’ in Training Liaison Officer)
Dr James Lawler (Junior Doctor)
Dr Sanjay Hettige (Doctor-in-Training)
|2:20 pm - 3:00 pm||Using Social Media to Your Advantage
Personal branding is essential to career success
|Mr Lachlan Jones (AMA (NSW) Senior Advisor Media and Communications Strategy)
Mr Lawrence Muskitta (Digital Campaign Manager- Essential Media)
Dr Wendy Liu (Junior doctor)
|3:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Career Planning, CVs, and Interviews||Ms Anita Fletcher (AMA (NSW) Careers Advisor)
Ms Evangelie Polyzos (AMA (NSW) DIT Liaison Officer)
|4:00pm||Lucky door prize draw|
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Event Close: 4:00pm
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