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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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.
As the personal doctor to five sitting Australian Prime Ministers, Dr Killer has met many world leaders during his distinguished career.
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.
Some members in the public health sector have raised concerns that they were not properly paid for work over the Easter period.
AMA Victoria would like to congratulate all of our members who were recognised with Queen’s Birthday honours.
Article by Carol Bennett, CEO of Painaustralia.
AMA Victoria’s Women in Medicine Society hosted its much anticipated ‘Environmental Sustainability in Healthcare’ event, on Monday 21 May.
Make sure you have some crazy socks ready to wear on Friday 1 June to raise awareness of doctors’ mental health.
Every Australian will be offered a My Health Record unless they choose to opt out.
The AMA believes the Federal Government has delivered a safe and steady health budget – but some of the biggest challenges are yet to come.
The Commonwealth Government recently approved the listing of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
On Saturday 28 April, over 900 delegates gathered at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, excited to gain some insight into their future medical careers.
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.
AMA Victoria is now urging people to book an appointment at their GP clinic to receive their yearly influenza vaccination.