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Professor Judy Searle is retiring from her role as chief executive officer of the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand, after 2.5 years in the job. She discusses her time as CEO and what the major issues are for medical educators going forward.
Professor Charles Guest, Senior Specialist in the Population Health Division, with ACT Health; Professor in the College of Medicine, Biology and Environment at Australian National University; and President of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, is the Interim Editor of the Medical Journal of Australia. He discusses the short and long term plans for the Journal.

More is not always better when it comes to using oxygen for patients in acute care

Parents have little difficulty getting same-day GP appointments for their mildly ill children
Australian women at midlife are using complementary and alternative medicines that are known to be ineffective for managing menopausal vasomotor symptoms
Patient care is compromised by GPs not understanding abbreviations used in hospital discharge letters

Has alcohol consumption in Australia increased in recent years?
Implementation of precision medicine requires a multidisciplinary and systematic approach
Effective partnership requires professionals and consumers to redefine their roles and responsibilities

HIV infection is not only seen in men who have sex with men
Infections acquired through cheaper overseas medical procedures often lead to costly care at home
Case reports

Splenic abscesses are a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of non-typhoidal bacteraemia
This case highlights the difficulty of managing patients with a previous valve replacement who sustain acute major bleeding
Clinical focus

We are experiencing an exciting era in the treatment of multiple sclerosis
For debate

Effective revalidation processes based on performance measurement would be cost-effective and could lead to cost savings

Honouring the life and sacrifice of a young RAAF doctor
Writing with light