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Pure Gold – the SMACC Experience

Pure Gold – the SMACC Experience

There were fire twirlers and tribal drummers. Confetti rained down on khaki-clad heroes to the rapturous applause of a live audience. No, this wasn’t the epic grand-finale of a reality TV show. It was the opening ceremony of smaccGOLD, setting the scene for a conference unlike any other. SMACC stands for “social media and critical … Continue reading

The Accidental Writer

The Accidental Writer

On a hot day in February last year, I was sitting in my lounge room having a chinwag and a cuppa with a good friend of mine. I was confessing my anxiety about leaving my familiar life behind to become a nomadic rural locum. At some point in the conversation I said “Hey, I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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

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

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