Map My Health Career welcome help for doctors-in-training
- On March 6, 2015
AMA (NSW) welcomes the State Government’s new Map My Health Career website to help junior doctors decide on a training path.
“For junior doctors, it’s not just the work they do that’s complicated.
“In many cases it’s compounded by the fact the system is so diverse.
“Anything that can be done to help doctors-in-training map their career paths is a good thing,” AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, said.
“You’ll often hear doctors say medicine is a very broad church – and it is.
“It requires all types of people and personalities to do the very broad range of work that doctors do.
“Being a dermatologist, like myself, requires very different skills from being a GP and you need different skills again to be a surgeon, obstetrician / gynaecologist, oncologist or any other specialty.
“This provides a graduating medical student with near-limitless choice and that can be daunting,” Dr Smith said.
“It’s very pleasing to see that one of the doctors chosen for a video interview on the new website is Dr Sergio Diez Alvarez.
“Three years ago, he was named the AMA (NSW) Supervisor of the Year for his dedication to and love of training the next generation of doctors,” Dr Smith said.
The website can be found at: http://www.mapmycareer.health.nsw.gov.au
Media contact: Lachlan Jones (02) 9902 8113 / 0419 402 955