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General practitioners, surgeons, specialists, administrators, researchers and policymakers — medical professionals were well represented in the Australia Day Honours list.
Sexual health physicians talk about sex all day, meet society’s most marginalised people, and thrive with a good sense of humour. They’re also at the forefront of the battle against HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and genital warts
After the surgeons have saved a life, it is rehabilitation physicians and the multidisciplinary teams they work with, who take over the long-haul care returning patients to a functional life
Royal Melbourne Hospital and Melbourne Health shone the light firmly on medical researchers recently with the establishment of its Research Hall of Fame and the awarding of its Research Medal at a glamorous gala celebration
In the MJA’s Centenary Year, we investigate the career pathways of those doctors who choose to enter into the mysterious world of medical publishing
As the exodus from solo practice continues, we look at why and how the group practice environment can work so well.
Leaders of the medical community have again featured strongly in the Australia Day Honours list, reflecting another year of engagement with and innovation for the public benefit.
The burden of bureaucracy in medical practice has long been a problem and technology is not yet making it any easier
Taking time out to practise medicine in a different location is a rite of passage for many, but recent regulation and workforce changes are altering the locum landscape
Junior doctors are pushing to create pathways to more diverse careers
Doctor–patient collaboration is at the heart of moves to make health care more collaborative
A chronic shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists is leaving vulnerable children and young people without necessary treatment
Australia’s medical apprenticeship system is undergoing dramatic growing pains and more is being demanded from our clinical teachers, trainers and supervisors than ever before.
There’s been a recent shift in the balance of power when it comes to referral relationships, and practices are making efforts to adapt
Good health literacy is vital in improving individual and population health. What can clinicians do to promote it?
Physician–scientists are at the crux of medical research, so what are the pathways available for those wanting to make a career combining both the lab and the clinic?
Good staff are the basis of good practice management. What are the best steps for finding them?
A practice’s good name is a valuable asset that’s now more vulnerable than ever thanks to social media.
Specialist outreach and care coordination in primary care are saving lives in Indigenous communities
Consultation has begun to find a compromise on federal support for ongoing medical education
There is evidence that GPs who work fewer hours practise better medicine and have greater job satisfaction than their full-time colleagues. So how are practices incorporating the growing part-time workforce?
GPs often talk of wanting to know more about business. But what are the best options available?
For some, the desire to be a good doctor extends across international borders and lands them in some of the most challenging medical scenarios in the world.
There are skills to be learned, challenges to be overcome and great fun to be had for doctors working with sporting organisations. And some great sport to watch as an added bonus.
With an esteemed career in medicine, this year’s Senior Australian of the Year, palliative care pioneer Emeritus Professor Ian Maddocks AM, was honoured for his outstanding contribution to his field.
A host of doctors have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours for their commitment to and care of the community
Learning about leadership isn’t just about career leverage. Whether you’re eyeing the lofty heights of national leadership or want to make a difference on the ground, developing leadership insight might be a step in the right direction
Smartphones and their apps are adding a new dimension to medical care, bringing information to doctors’ fingertips and connecting them to the world at the bedside.
Doctors reflect on 2012 and their plans for the New Year
Other doctors may not know exactly what they do, but sexual health physicians love the diversity of their work
Oncologists combine science with humanity
Hepatology offers many rewards in research and patient care
Queensland’s Rural Generalist Pathway is leading the way for rural training
Breast physicians are the linchpins of breast cancer management
Women dominate the training ranks in obstetrics and gynaecology
Young doctors wanting to specialise in diabetes care should consider advanced training in a regional area such as Cairns
Cardiology is a growing specialty that can be tailored to your skills and lifestyle
Variety is the spice
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved as an educator in Indigenous health.
As Australia’s population ages, demand for geriatricians is set to further increase
Emergency physicians are acute generalists who see patients at their most vulnerable
Child and adolescent psychiatrists work with whole families to treat — or prevent — mental health problems.
Neurosurgeons need strong technical skills and a capacity for hard work
Paediatricians need to be comfortable communicating with people of all ages
Pain medicine applies a whole-person approach to a localised problem
Infectious diseases specialists must also keep their eye on the bigger picture of global health
The pros and cons of addiction medicine
Recognising our medical achievers: doctors in this year's Australia Day honours list.
The human face of medicine
An active career: MJA Careers talks sport and exercise medicine.
Merry medicine: We ask a variety of doctors to nominate their most memorable Christmas moments.
Delivering a great career, what does it take to make it as an obstetrician?
The tissue detectives, why specialise in anatomical pathology?
Out of the basement, why specialise in radiation oncology?
More that skin deep, why specialise in dermatology?
Mind matters, why specialise in psychiatry?
Gut instincts, why specialise in gastroenterology?
Working as a rural GP
Working as a cardiologist
Working as an anaesthetist
Careers in public health medicine
Money and Practice: Maintaining a practice while volunteering
Careers in genetic pathology
Careers in Indigenous health
A career in cardiothoracic surgery
A career in plastic and reconstructive surgery
A career in palliative care
A career in neurology
A career in endocrinology
A career in paediatric surgery
A career in opthalmology
A career in medical oncology
Doctors who became medical administrators
A career in consultation-liasion psychiatry
Getting them on their feet: a career in rehabilitation medicine
AMA summit: solutions to intern crisis
Academic surgery gains momentum
Healthcare professionals wanted for humanitarian front line
Federal election attracts doctors to government
Getting abreast of specific interests
Military medicine makes its mark
Pathology paths explored
Keeping doctors in the bush
Bollywood doctors tackle serious topic