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Welcome to onthewards, an innovative new educational website designed for prevocational doctors in Australia and beyond.


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House of God Rule #15 Part 6: Finances and Farewell

In the final installment of their 6 Part series on work-life balance, Drs Chris Elliot and Bridget Johnson write about some of the financial aspects of working as a consultant

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89: Febrile convulsions

James talks to Dr Arjun Rao about febrile convulsions, which typically occur in children between 3 months and 6 years of age

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Between cure and palliation

Dr Melvin Chin, medical oncologist, writes about the two intents when treating cancer patients, cure and palliation. Cure is emotive and to patients the permanent removal of the cancer, palliation, the acceptance that a cancer is incurable.

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88: Thrombosis and Thrombophilia

Dr Shafqat Inam talks about the underlying causes of thromboembolism and outlines initial management

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Obtaining that next job

Around this time of the year, Resident Medical Officers will be preparing for the next step in their career, applying and obtaining that next job. James gives his tips on how to go about obtaining that next job, preparing your CV, answering selection criteria and how to approach the pre-interview

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87: Stress steroids

James talks to Dr Barbara Depczynski about stress steroids

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House of God Rule #15: Part 5 - Asking for what you want

Drs Chris Elliot and Bridget Johnson write about how to ask for what you want. Asking for what you want isn't easy, nor the same as getting but important to help you reach your aspirations

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86: Bleeding disorders

James talks to Dr Shafqat Inam about an approach to the management of bleeding disorders

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Most Popular Items

The job interview process

A recent panel discussion on the job interview process

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Prescribing for Interns by Dr Sally Bath

Dr Sally Bath's prescribing tips for Interns

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12: Low urine output

Dr Rob Hislop discusses an approach to low urine output

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11: Stomas

Dr Oliver Warren discusses the junior doctor's approach to Stomas

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Arrest calls on the wards - Tips for junior doctors

Dr Mat Oliver's tips for junior doctors attending arrest calls on the wards

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16: Tips & Tricks for IDC's

Dr Nariman Ahmadi discusses tips and tricks for IDC's

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13: Fever

Dr Andie Lee discusses fever on the wards

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Helpful Tips for Surviving Internship

Great tips on getting through internship by Dr Lucy Cain

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Topical Items

83: Hyperkalaemia

Associate Professor Darren Roberts discusses Hyperkalaemia on the wards

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77: Psychosis

Dr Joanne Ferguson talks to James about Psychosis and how recognition, assessment and management ensures safety of patient and those around them

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The Pressure of Perfect in Medicine

Studies show links between perfectionism and medical practitioners. Abhi writes of the pressure of leading and pursuing the perfect life

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68: Cannula Tips and Tricks

Dr Ryan Downey discusses tips and tricks for inserting intra-venous cannulae.

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Surviving and Thriving in your Surgical Rotations - Part 2: In the Operating Theatres

In Part 2 of Dr Rewa Keegan's 'Surviving and Thriving in your Surgical Rotations', Rewa gives her tips on how to work well In the Operating Theatre

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House of God Rule #15: Part 3 - Planning ahead

In Part 3 of House of God Rule #15, Drs Chris Elliot and Bridget Johnson write about planning ahead, how to plan for and achieve a work-life balance in Medicine

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87: Stress steroids

James talks to Dr Barbara Depczynski about stress steroids

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Do nice doctors finish last?

Dr Abhijit Pal reflects on whether nice doctors finish last in this blog about competitiveness, collaboration and stealing cookies for colleagues.

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