Key Features

  • Comprehensive list of resources such as contact details for state medical boards, specialty colleges, medical defence organizations, health advisory services and postgraduate medical councils
  • Expert advice on a wide range of practical topics from senior medical practitioners
  • Portable handbook format; ready resource

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Making the transition from medical student to junior doctor - Jo Burnand and Alan Sandford

Chapter 2 The healthcare system. . .what you need to know - Alan Sandford

Chapter 3 Looking after yourself - Narelle Shadbolt

Chapter 4 Tools for surviving the junior doctor years - Jo Burnand

Chapter 5 Communicating effectively as a junior doctor - Jo Burnand

Chapter 6 Learning and teaching on the job - Fiona Lake

Chapter 7 Choosing the right career and getting ahead - James D’Rozario

Chapter 8 Getting the next job: JMO recruitment, job applications and interviews - Jo Burnand

Chapter 9 Medico-legal and related matters - Jo Burnand and Merrilyn Walton

Chapter 10 Patient safety and satisfaction: dealing with mistakes and complaints - Merrilyn Walton

Chapter 11 If things go wrong. . . - Jo Burnand and Narelle Shadbolt

Chapter 12 Overseas trained doctors - Jo Burnand

Appendix A The Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors

Appendix B Resources




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Churchill Livingstone Australia
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About the author

Jo Burnand

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Medical Advisor, Greater Southern Area Health Service NSW