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Is it time for GP FOAM to come of age?

Is it time for GP FOAM to come of age?

There’s been a bit of discussion around about the place lately about FOAM and it’s application in general practice. As a concept, FOAM is gaining momentum all the time and is garnering a huge following all around the world. At its core, it’s clinical education by the people, for the people. The beauty of it … Continue reading

Clinical Quiz: The Rosy Cheeked Child

Clinical Quiz: The Rosy Cheeked Child

A quick spot-diagnosis quiz for this common childhood presentation. The case: A 4 year old child is sent home from daycare with a bright red facial rash on the cheeks. He has been otherwise well, although his mother reports that several other family members had cold symptoms a couple of weeks ago. On examination he … Continue reading

Modern Medical Mentorships

Modern Medical Mentorships

Some months ago, I got an email from a third year medical student asking if I would consider being her mentor for her Personal and Professional Development course for the next three years. She had attended a student obstetrics suturing workshop that I had facilitated and also had read my blog and loved my “passion … Continue reading

Settling down in Derby town?

Settling down in Derby town?

The latest chapter in my locum journey has taken me back up to the warm northern parts of Australia, this time for a three week sojourn to Derby where my infatuation with the Kimberley has grown into a genuine love-affair. I expected that this would be another tough challenge for me. Derby is the smallest … Continue reading

Life After Fellowship

Life After Fellowship

Finishing Fellowship training is one of the most exciting times in a doctor’s life. Many of us have spent our entire adult lives on the pathway from first year medical student to medical specialist; for GPs this process takes at least 10-12 years and often much longer. Sure, there are forks in the road along the … Continue reading

The Travel Consultation

The Travel Consultation

I have returned from Bali all bikini-tanned, buffet-fed, spa-pampered and utterly relaxed. It was a fantastic weekend, the highlight of which was the beautiful wedding of a gorgeous friend and the outrageously fun after-party. But back to reality now and so here is, as promised, my approach to the pre-travel consultation. This is just the … Continue reading