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A Guide to Working Abroad

Interested in working abroad as a junior doctor?  "A Guide to Working Abroad for Australian Medical Students and Junior Doctors" (the Guide) has been developed by the AMA Council of Doctors in Training (AMACDT) and Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA) to meet a strong demand from medical students and junior doctors for evidence based and practical information on studying and training overseas.

A large number of Australian medical students undertake overseas electives as part of their medical degree and many junior doctors in prevocational and vocational training choose to work overseas for short periods for training and humanitarian reasons. 

Written by eight junior doctors in consultation with a range of Australian experts, the 90 page Guide is the gold standard for any medical student or junior doctor seeking to organise safe and rewarding placements and rotations abroad.

The Guide is available as an electronic supplement to the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA).

The Guide was officially launched at an evening seminar at AMA Victoria on Tuesday 21 June 2011.  Sponsored by MDA National and International SOS the event featured keynote speakers (including Professors Rob Moodie from the Nossal Institute for Global Health and Mike Toole from the Burnet Institute and a panel of specialist trainees recently returned from working overseas.

Produced by AMACDT, AMSA and MJA.


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