7 of the best medical blogs in Australia for overseas trained doctors

Thinking of moving to Australia to become a doctor? These stories, insights and opinion pieces will help you better understand the medical landscape in Australia. From thought-provoking to humorous, here are some great blogs to check out. Get in touch if you know of a great blog that we have missed.

FOAM4GP This blog is about open access medical education for GPs. It’s a place for GPs to share resources, skills and stories. GPs
GP registrars
How a suicide taught this doctor a lesson GPs www.foam4gp.com.au
Life in the Fast Lane Created by Australasian critical care physicians and nurses. Their aim was to provide online emergency medicine and critical care insights and education for everyone in medicine. Specialists
Med students
Medical trivia: Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five Dr Mike Cadogan and Chris Nickson www.lifeinthefastlane.com
On the Wards Written by a team of medical education experts from various hospitals, the posts will help you make the transition from med school to being ‘on the wards’. Prevocational doctors Night shift at 35 weeks Medical educators www.onthewards.org
Croakey Croakey describe itself as ‘a social journalism project that enables debate and investigations of health issues and policy’. Anyone interested in health policy Low income workers are more likely to die early from preventable diseases Melissa Sweet, medical journalis https://croakey.org/
Dr Justin Coleman GP and award-winning medical writer Dr Justin Coleman writes about public health, looking at the evidence for different interventions. Anyone interested in primary health care ‘Junior’ doctors: what’s in a label? Dr Justin Coleman www.drjustincoleman.com
KI Docs Insights from a rural GP with an interest in emergency and trauma. Rural doctors or anyone interested in rural health Clinician Self Care: Wheelbarrows, Batteries & Tents Dr Tim Leeuwenburg www.kidocs.org
AMS Doctor Reflections and discussions about working in Aboriginal Medical Services. Doctors working in or interested in Indigenous health. Should we be doing health assessments? Dr Tim Senior http://amsdr.blogspot.com.au

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