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Reporting on the National Medical Intern Summit (even though it was closed to the media…)

Melissa Sweet February 25, 2013 1 Comment

On Friday, the NSW Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, hosted a summit in Sydney to address concerns about the shortages in medical intern placements (details of the program are here). The meeting was closed to the media but – in an example of how social media is transforming the way we all work – there were plenty […]

Intern crisis is damaging us internationally (but what about the wider health workforce concerns?)

Intern crisis is damaging us internationally (but what about the wider health workforce concerns?)

Melissa Sweet October 31, 2012 4 Comments

Medical students and their supporters have been running a very active social media campaign around the #interncrisis.  They’ve also established a website telling the stories of medical students who’ve been unable to get an internship. We haven’t heard nearly so much, however, about the problems facing other sections of the health workforce, especially nurses. The […]