The Ultimate Guide to Working in Australia as a Junior Doctor 🇦🇺
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If you're considering moving to Australia, whether you're an experienced doctor looking for a break from the NHS, or an F3 looking to have an amazing 'working holiday', you might be daunted by the many decisions you'll have to take along the way.
We've put together a comprehensive set of detailed guides to living and working as a doctor in Australia, to help make your move Down Under as easy as possible. This includes everything from researching and planning the move, finding work, settling into a new work environment, where to live, how to succeed long-term, and much more!
This article will help you make the crucial initial decision of whether a move to Australia is right for you, looking at both the professional and personal areas you should consider.
🩺 Understanding the Australian Healthcare System (Coming Soon)
Here we provide a breakdown of all the various healthcare bodies in Australia compared to the UK, to help you understand how the system works down under, including the state-based healthcare systems, public vs private systems, Medicare, rural vs city-based, and more.
🤔 Understanding Your Options (Coming Soon)
This will be where many of your unanswered questions lay. Across four sections, we will breakdown the following:
We help you to understand the geography of Australia, where the work for UK doctors tends to come up and how your experience might differ between the different regions.
We break down which specialties tend to have vacancies and how your UK experience would translate to Australia, so you can decide which kinds of jobs to apply for.
We decode some of the Aussie grade jargon, and explain what level you should be working at in Australia based on your UK equivalent.
📆 Timelines (Coming Soon)
The key milestones in the Australian training year, helping you decide when is best to move and when to start looking for jobs.
📝 How to Apply for Jobs in Australia (Coming Soon)
How to apply for jobs, whether to use an agency or not, tips on getting your CV in shape and how to prepare for interviews.
🏥 Getting Ready to Start Work in Australia (Coming Soon)
A breakdown of all the things you'll need to get ready for working in Australia and tips for each: medical council registration, visas, vaccinations, insurance, a plan of action for your move, and more!
🏡 Getting Ready to Live in Australia (Coming Soon)
We’ll help you prepare to get your finances in order, including savings, expenses for relocation, setting up an Australian bank account, and all the other things you’ll need to consider before you arrive in Australia.
👩⚕️ Our Guide to Working Life in Australia (Coming Soon)
This article will cover everything from your pay and taxes, rotas in your new hospital, annual leave, study leave, and much more, so you’re well prepared before you arrive.
👍 Building a Long-Term Career in Australia (Coming Soon)
Whether you already know you want to stay for good, or you simply fall in love with the place when you get there and decide not to leave, we’ll provide guidance to help you build a successful long-term career in Australia with an aim of permanent residency.
🎤 Doctor Interviews
💬 My Life as an ICU Trainee in Australia: An interview with an ICU doctor who moved from the UK to Australia, providing insights into the interview process, tips for settling into life overseas, and how the training systems and the culture differ down under.
💬 My Life as an ED Consultant in Australia: An interview with a doctor who has moved to Australia, sharing his motivations for leaving the UK, advice for finding a job abroad, how the healthcare system differs from the NHS, and more.
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