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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#33 Inspiring women in Geelong

A wrap up of the Women in Medicine Committee's highly successful Inspiring Women event in Geelong

#32 Assessing fitness to drive

Patients rely on doctors to make recommendations for management and monitoring of their Fitness to Drive.

#31 Medicare Billing Compliance

Medicare billing errors and healthcare fraud are significant factors in the cost of the Australian health care system.

#18 Changes to Victorian notifiable conditions

The number of conditions that are required to notify has been reduced and the requirement to provide written follow up for ‘urgent’ conditions has been removed.

#14 Interview with Dr Mrin Nayagam

In preparation for Family Doctor Week, here is an excerpt from our interview with author of Silver Linings: True Stories of Resilience from a General Practice, Dr Mrin Nayagam.

#13 Member profile: Dr Graeme Killer

As the personal doctor to five sitting Australian Prime Ministers, Dr Killer has met many world leaders during his distinguished career.

#12 Hospital Health Check Survey

In January, the AMA Victoria Doctors in Training Subcommittee ran an anonymous survey about various aspects of DiT’s working lives. Here are the results.

#7 crazysocks4docs

Make sure you have some crazy socks ready to wear on Friday 1 June to raise awareness of doctors’ mental health.

#5 Federal Budget wrap

The AMA believes the Federal Government has delivered a safe and steady health budget – but some of the biggest challenges are yet to come.

#4 Getting prepped for PrEP

The Commonwealth Government recently approved the listing of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

#3 Medical Careers Expo wrap

On Saturday 28 April, over 900 delegates gathered at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, excited to gain some insight into their future medical careers.

#2 Member Profile: Dr Jackson Harding

Dr Jackson Harding runs a specialist anaesthetic practice in Bendigo, but when he’s not in theatre, he’s serving his country as a 27-year member of the Army Reserve.

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