Stand out from the crowd
- On November 10, 2016
- NSW Doctor
Stand out from the crowd
Careers Service meets with medical students; specialty training guide now available.
Since last edition, the Careers Service has been taking part in a new AMA (NSW)/ASMOF (NSW) Alliance initiative – Clinical School Lunches at universities and hospitals across NSW. The objective of this three-month program is to engage with final year medical students as they step out of med school and into their internship placements. Each lunch gives this group of soon-to-be-doctors the opportunity to get advice from doctors who have recently completed their time as an intern. During the lunches, Anita Fletcher introduced the Careers Service, ASMOF representatives outlined particular industrial areas to be aware of as they enter the workforce, and our team provided information about the many benefits of membership.
While this is happening, we continue to deliver assistance to members as and when they need it. Remember you can make a booking online here.
Tell us how we can assist you and select your best time for a phone or in-person meeting.
Our colleagues at Federal AMA have launched the Specialist Training Pathways Guide.
With over 64 different medical specialties to choose from in Australia, making the decision to specialise can seem daunting. AMA members now have access to a new resource – one designed to assist in making decisions about which specialty pathway to follow. We know that concerns about length of training, cost of training and work-life balance are important factors in making these decisions, and information on the new site will help here too.
The Federal AMA has developed a comprehensive guide to the specialties and sub-specialities which can be trained for in Australia.
The guide will be updated annually to reflect changes made by the Colleges and the 2017 update will be uploaded shortly.
The web-based guide allows AMA members to compare up to five specialty training options at one time.
Information on the new website includes:
- College responsible for the training;
- An overview of the specialty;
- Entry, application requirements and key dates for applications;
- Cost and duration of training;
- Number of positions nationally
and the number of Fellows;
- Gender breakdown of trainees and Fellows.
AMA (NSW) careers service has updated our branding and added more offerings in order to assist our doctor members as they move through their careers. dr.