A new paradigm for assessment of learning outcomes among Australian medical students: in the best interest of all medical students?

By David Wilkinson | Volume 4, Issue 2 2014

Truism: a claim that is so obvious or self-evident as to be hardly worth mentioning, except as a reminder or as a rhetorical or literary device. Assertion: a proposition that is repeatedly restated regardless of contradiction. “Medical education in Australia is a world-class system, and produces doctors of the highest capability.” Truism or assertion? I [...]  Read More →

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Genomic medicine

By John Mattick | Volume 4, Issue 2 2014

The last decade has seen an extraordinary revolution in the technology of DNA sequencing. This has meant that the cost of sequencing a human genome has dropped from nearly a billion dollars in 2001, when the first draft of a human sequence was completed, to less than $10,000 today (Figure 1). [1] We’re now seeing [...]  Read More →

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The impact of the nuclear crisis on global health

By Helen Caldicott | Volume 4, Issue 2 2014

Due to my personal concerns regarding the ignorance of the world’s media and politicians about radiation biology after the dreadful accident at Fukushima in Japan, I organized a 2 day symposium at the NY Academy of Medicine on March 11 and 12, 2013, titled ‘The Medical and Ecological Consequences of Fukushima,’ which was addressed by [...]  Read More →

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The Federal Budget 2013 – 2014: An opportunity to deliver a health workforce that meets future healthcare needs

By Leslie E. Bolitho | Volume 4, Issue 1 2013

The Federal Budget 2013 – 2014 announcement and its expected impact on health The announcement of the Australian Federal Budget is one of the most important dates on the calendar for the healthcare industry. The Budget provides a clearer understanding of the funding priorities of the Federal Government and lays the foundation for healthcare investment. [...]  Read More →

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Health care to meet the future needs of New South Wales

By Jillian Skinner | Volume 3, Issue 2 2012

When thinking about innovation and ways to transform how health care is delivered to the patients of today and tomorrow, the importance and growing potential of e-Health springs to mind. In Opposition and now as Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research I am absolutely convinced of the enormous gains to be made using [...]  Read More →

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Global inequities and the international health scene – Gustav Nossal

By Gustav Nossal | Volume 3, Issue 1 2012

All young people should be deeply concerned at the global inequities that remain, and nowhere is this more clearly seen than in international health. Particularly we in the lucky country need to be mindful of this as we enjoy some of the best health standards in the world (with the notable exception of Aboriginal and [...]  Read More →

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The role of medical students in innovation – Fiona Wood

By Fiona Wood | Volume 3, Issue 1 2012

When thinking about the role of medical students in innovation, my mind drifts back to my early days in St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London 1975. It was exciting because I could see for the first time that I had a role in the world that was useful. Let’s face it, until then it is [...]  Read More →

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How fortunate we are – Alden Harken

By Samuel Schecter, Laurel Imhoff & Alden Harken | Volume 2, Issue 2 2011

As students of medicine, you will soon be educationally unique – with a body of knowledge that no one can ever take away from you. When you receive your MBBS, the society and community in which you live is making a statement of trust in your abilities. With that trust you will be afforded extraordinary [...]  Read More →

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‘We want you to be our mother’ – Fiona Stanley

By Fiona Stanley | Volume 2, Issue 2 2011

Surely we don’t need any more research? Surely we know what to do to improve Aboriginal health? Surely we know the best environments for healthy child development? In this article I provide a rationale for Aboriginal child health research, give a history of my own personal journey in Aboriginal child health from the 1970s to [...]  Read More →

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Medical research at the cutting edge – Alan Trounson

By Alan Trounson | Volume 2, Issue 2 2011

Introduction I have had the experience of working in two major areas of human medicine that have been challenging and rewarding, and have provided some of the most heated debate on medical ethics and disturbance of established social mores. In many respects this made the developments even more difficult because they were frequently and avidly [...]  Read More →

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ISSN (Print): 1837-171X
ISSN (Online): 1837-1728
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