• Golden Rules for General Surgery – Professor Jonathan Serpell

    Golden Rules for General Surgery – Professor Jonathan Serpell

    Always see the patient, take a history and examine them and record your findings in the patient record – More mistakes are made in medicine by not looking than by not knowing. Avoid phone orders without reviewing the patient. The clinical assessment of the patient should be the baseline against which all other information, including […]

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 1 Issue 1 October 2016

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 1 Issue 1 October 2016

    Welcome to this edition of the Communiqué in which we discuss the benefits and potential dangers of medical protocols. To illustrate this we include a case review of the death of a patient that occurred in part, due to the strict adherence of local protocols.

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 4 October 2017

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 4 October 2017

    Welcome to our final issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué for 2017. Our guest editor for this issue is Dr Noha Ferrah who is currently working as a surgical resident at The Alfred Hospital. Noha completed a post-graduate Doctor of Medicine at Melbourne University and has a strong interest in general and trauma surgery. She has published in the areas of injury prevention and patient safety and is involved in ongoing research with the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University. Noha has had a long-standing interest in other cultures and comparative healthcare systems, with extensive travel and volunteering experience, including a clinical elective in Cuba which she described as tantalising.

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 2 April 2017

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 2 April 2017

    Welcome to the third issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué and the second for 2017. Our guest editor for this issue is Dr Kate Hurley who is in her fourth post-graduate year working at a large metropolitan hospital as a physician trainee. Kate completed this issue while living in Liverpool, United Kingdom and undertaking a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Prior to her time in the United Kingdom, Kate also spent a year in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where she conducted research in global health. Her broad interests include general medicine, infectious diseases and palliative care.

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 3 July 2017

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 3 July 2017

    Welcome to the fourth issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué, our sister publication to the Clinical Communiqué and the Residential Aged Care Communiqué. Since the launch of this version with junior practitioner inspired content, the response has been fantastic, with feedback telling us how well the issues are resonating with our recently graduated colleagues.

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