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Great at the job: can we test for that? Great at the job: can we test for that? Primary teacher via Shutterstock/oliveromg

Tests used to select people who make good doctors could work for teachers too

Television documentaries such as Tough Young Teachers and Educating Yorkshire have shown how a teacher’s “soft skills” are key for success in the classroom – both for novices and veterans. Audiences followed…
Medical graduates need to complete a hospital-based intern year before they gain full registration. Medical graduates need to complete a hospital-based intern year before they gain full registration. UoNottingham

Why international medical students deserve a place in Australian hospitals

Amid Australia’s ongoing doctor shortage, the health system risks losing dozens of Australian-trained, foreign-born doctors because of a shortage of intern places. The Australian Medical Students Association…
Broadcasting live surgeries in Australia is not only possible, it’s already happening. Broadcasting live surgeries in Australia is not only possible, it’s already happening. Flickr/Focus Laser Vision

Broadcasting live surgery: the new reality rather than reality TV

The promise of technology is under-utilised in the medical profession but that’s hopefully about to change. Existing audiovisual equipment within hospitals is being used to fill training gaps and reach…

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