Medic Oncall has a history of supporting medical students as the next generation of medical practitioners and healthcare professionals. We host regular professional development sessions and information seminars. Look out for us in your hospital next year sponsoring lunches and other events.
Perhaps your questions about the medical recruitment industry can be answered below, if not please contact us for more information.
What is a locum?
A locum is a doctor working in a position to cover a medical vacancy that is not considered to be a permanent position. This can range from a shift of a few hours to a block of shifts.
When am I able to work as a locum?
Once a doctor has completed their internship and is granted General Medical Registration status they may be eligible to locum. International Medical Graduates or Overseas Trained Doctors can locum if they have a 457 Visa status, General Medical Registration and their sponsors approval.
What level of doctors locum for Medic Oncall?
Medic Oncall places doctors from PGY2 through to Consultant Specialists in locum work throughout Australia and New Zealand.
What can I do to prepare myself for future locum work?
- Consider preparing a detailed Curriculum Vitae. Start adding all your clinical experience to your CV along with contact details for the consultant or doctor who has supervised you. By adding this detail you will create an accurate profile of your experience.
- Talk to doctors who have worked as locums in the past or who are currently working as locums at your hospital.
- Be involved in hospital committees or RMO societies. This will give you a snapshot of what many health services are like through the eyes of their medical staff.
- Attend student events sponsored by Medic Oncall and find out how locum work can assist your future medical career.