Stethoscope is a weekly blog created by AMA Victoria. It aims to help members stay up to date on medical news and policy, and provide opinion and profiles on people of interest in medicine.

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#14 Interview with Dr Mrin Nayagam

In preparation for Family Doctor Week, here is an excerpt from our interview with author of Silver Linings: True Stories of Resilience from a General Practice, Dr Mrin Nayagam.

#12 Hospital Health Check Survey

In January, the AMA Victoria Doctors in Training Subcommittee ran an anonymous survey about various aspects of DiT’s working lives. Here are the results.

#7 crazysocks4docs

Make sure you have some crazy socks ready to wear on Friday 1 June to raise awareness of doctors’ mental health.

#5 Federal Budget wrap

The AMA believes the Federal Government has delivered a safe and steady health budget – but some of the biggest challenges are yet to come.

#4 Getting prepped for PrEP

The Commonwealth Government recently approved the listing of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

#3 Medical Careers Expo wrap

On Saturday 28 April, over 900 delegates gathered at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, excited to gain some insight into their future medical careers.

#2 Member Profile: Dr Jackson Harding

Dr Jackson Harding runs a specialist anaesthetic practice in Bendigo, but when he’s not in theatre, he’s serving his country as a 27-year member of the Army Reserve.

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