Stethoscope

Stethoscope is a weekly blog created by AMA Victoria. It aims to help members stay up to date on medical news and policy, and provide opinion and profiles on people of interest in medicine.

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#285 Careers Expo Presenter Profile: Prof Judy Savige

AMA Victoria’s 2021 Medical Careers Expo empowers medical students and early career doctors with insight, knowledge and connections for a medical career. Prof Judy Savige will be presenting on behalf of the RACP.

#283 2021 NIP influenza vaccination program

The Federal Department of Health has written to AMA Victoria to provide information on arrangements for influenza vaccination under the National Immunisation Program in 2021.

#282 Have your say on psychiatric care

We would welcome members who would like to provide feedback on recent mental health reports or those who are interested in being part of the AMA Victoria Section of Psychiatry committee.

#280 Impairment Assessment Training

Are you a urologist, haematologist, occupational physician, gynaecologist, otolaryngologist, ENT surgeon or ophthalmologist? Are you keen to diversify your portfolio of work?

#278 What is an estate plan?

Do you need an estate plan if you have a will? It’s a good idea to have one and here’s why.

#274 IWD member profile: Prof Lisa Amir

Prof Lisa Amir has helped countless mothers over her career. “I love breastfeeding medicine because working with new mothers and their babies is always a joy. I have to admit I sometimes feel sorry for people working in any other field.”

#272 Workplace Relations Update

AMA Victoria is concerned anaesthetist members have not been appropriately prioritised for COVID vaccination as part of category 1a of the rollout.

#271 Communications and Advocacy Update

AMA Victoria President, A/Prof Julian Rait, attended a special session of parliament when the final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System was tabled.

#253 Top 10 tips for interns

It’s natural to feel both excited and anxious about what’s in store for you and how you’ll cope with the years ahead.

#252 2020 hindsight: An intern’s perspective

"Even though at times it can be frightening and other times you may feel the pressure of being excessively busy, I implore you to say ‘yes’ to every learning opportunity."

#244 Medical fitness to drive

AMA Victoria is redistributing a link to the Report to the Coroners Court: Medical Fitness to Drive, November 2018 as a gesture of goodwill.

#228 Federal Budget 2020 summary

AMA Victoria’s accounting and taxation preferred partner, Bongiorno Group, summarises the key information from the Federal Budget.

#221 Urgent action needed now in aged care

Dr Omar Khorshid and Annie Butler have written to Scott Morrison to express their concerns about the impact of the pandemic on aged care residents and staff.

#205 Don't Delay Campaign

Today, Cancer Council Victoria launches its campaign reminding Victorians that other medical issues don’t stop because of COVID-19.

#203 Calls for urgent Senate hearing

The AMA has called for the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 to urgently conduct further hearings to consider the Victorian outbreak and the impacts on healthcare workers.

#194 New AMA Federal President

Dr Khorshid said governments should increase medical, health and aged care expenditure to combat COVID-19 and help avoid recession.

#182 July Vicdoc out now!

The new digital Vicdoc magazine is now online for you to access on your smartphone, tablet or desktop.

#168 Meet the WR team: Stuart Miller

Meet our Workplace Relations team! We are available to assist any member experiencing issues or seeking advice relating to their workplace.

#167 The new wave of silicosis

Despite silicosis being one of the oldest known lung diseases - and one we thought had all but disappeared - it has re-emerged in the 21st century.

#164 Meet the WR team: Dr Jenny Hellsing

Meet the team at the other end of the phone! Dr Jenny Hellsing has on-the-ground experience relating to workplace issues affecting registrars.

COVID-19: Updates

The COVID-19 Update aims to provide members with a regular snapshot on this developing situation.

#153 SafeScript update

AMA Victoria has asked that the mandatory use of SafeScript in Victoria be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

#141 IWD Staff Member profile: Aspa Papas

This week, we celebrate the contributions our female staff members to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March. Introducing: Aspa Papas, Workplace Relations Adviser

#140 IWD Member profile: Dr Desiree Yap

This week, we are celebrating the achievements of our female members to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March. Introducing: Dr Desiree Yap

#138 IWD Staff Member profile: Kay Dunkley

This week, we celebrate the contributions our female staff members to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March. Introducing: Kay Dunkley, Coordinator of Doctor Wellbeing

#137 IWD Member profile: Dr Ruth McNair AM

This week, we are celebrating the achievements of our female members to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March. Introducing: Dr Ruth McNair AM

#136 IWD Member profile: Dr Sarah Whitelaw

This week, we are celebrating the achievements of our female members to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March. Introducing: Dr Sarah Whitelaw

#135 IWD Member profile: Dr Marie Bismark

This week, we are celebrating the achievements of our female members to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March. Introducing: Dr Marie Bismark

#134 IWD Member profile: Dr Anita Munoz

This week, we are celebrating the achievements of our female members to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March. Introducing: Dr Anita Munoz.

#131 A doctors guide to social media

Social media can offer immense professional benefits, or undermine professional integrity and doctor-patient relationships.

#130 Speaking out on climate change threat

The National Climate Emergency Summit presented a series of discussions and debates that tackled the dimensions of carrying out a full-scale response to the climate emergency.

#121 Dr Clare Collins on choosing a specialty

Choosing a specialty is one of the most important career decisions for a doctor. In this series we profile a range of specialists with the aim of helping others who are still to make a decision.

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