The Generalist Blog
Your intern year is the year you begin to decide your future career direction; decisions you make now will have an impact as you progress through your training, so it's important to make choices that keep your options as open as possible. It's a high-paced and, often, stressful year, so here are a few tips to help you get the most of your intern year.
You're heading into exciting, complicated maze as you begin to organise your postgraduate training. But without a map, you run the risk of getting lost. To avoid finding yourself at a career dead end, make sure you avoid these common career pitfalls.
I loved training on the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway; every day was different. Your patients won't present as a problem list or a discreet issue with a single organ. To deliver the best care to patients in rural areas, you'll need to have robust training in all areas.
If you're motivated to get your career off to a flying start, the Generalist Pathway offers the quickest path, with the least relocations, to a senior appointment. After just three years, you could become a provisional Senior Medical Officer (SMO) and earn up to double the pay of your peers. And, after two more years of vocational training, you're ready for Fellowship.