Autumn 2021 VICDOC

The Autumn 2021 VICDOC marks the launch of an enhanced digital flipbook that offers members a familiar magazine format, as well as new features on a platform that is environmentally friendly and accessible on your computer, tablet or mobile at the click of a link.

We hope you enjoy the new look, as part of our commitment to continually improve the publication and take on board the valuable member feedback we have received.

The new flipbook has:

Some of the features in this edition include:

Much to learn on hotel quarantine

In his final column as AMA Victoria President, A/Prof Julian Rait, analyses the most recent issues in the state's hotel quarantine system and writes the authorities still need to improve their infection control procedures .

Art of medicine

Enjoy the amazing artistic talents of those in the medical community based on the theme 'Medical life during COVID-19'.

Vaccine equity: Who calls the shots?

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines offer hope, setting the road out of the pandemic and a return to a world where we no longer have to live in fear, writes AMA Federal Council of Rural Doctors Chair, Dr Marco Giuseppin. The impacts on Australian rural communities and doctors have been profound.

Overcoming autistic women's health barriers

While the need for specialist mental health services amongst autistic women is notably high, there remains a lack of understanding of how specialist services are accessed, and the barriers that currently exist. Amaze and Deakin University aim to improve the experiences of autistic women presenting to GPs for mental health referrals.

Ask the expert: Your biggest challenge in 2021

We ask three AMA Victoria members to outline their biggest personal challenge in medicine in 2021, in one of many new regular additions to the new look VICDOC.

Plus, many more features, including a look at the impact of COVID-19 on women; some sound advice for our latest interns; leadership, mentoring and wellbeing support; member profiles; and updates on some of the advocacy areas being worked on at AMA Federal.


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