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Moving to Australia: Update 3

After selling our house (missives take forever) we have now passed the next big hurdle, the medical regulator (5 different organisations) application for the missus to work in Australia. After some pantomime antics (you didn’t do x, oh yes we did and here’s the photo evidence) the missus has finally been certified to work as… Read More

Moving to Australia: Update 2

First big hurdle has been overcome: we have sold our house and at a better price than we expected. We now have to negotiate a mutual moving date and let the solicitors do their searches and what not for the missives, which can take up to 12 weeks! In case you didn’t know, solicitors (that… Read More

Moving to Australia: Update 1

Well it has been five months since I last spoke about moving to Australia, and what has happened since? Well, lots and not much! Medical Application: The missus has nearly finished her medical application process, five months and one final step to go. A sequential process, requiring one step to be completed before starting another.… Read More

Moving to Australia: Doctors Application Process, Application 1 & 2

If, like my missus, you are a doctor wanting to move to Australia, then there are a few steps you will need to complete, which include: 􀀃􀀃􀀃􀀃􀀃􀀃􀀃Application (1) for Primary Source Verification (online) to the Australian Medical Council (AMC): The AMC verifies your primary medical degree and one of your specialist qualifications. Application (2) for Reciprocal Fellowship… Read More

Australia: Making the Move

Morning Everyone, We (the missus and I) decided a few years ago to make a move to Australia (that place that is slightly less sunny than our native Scotland!). Well, we have finally made a concrete move in that direction by the missus applying for and being accepted for a GP position; with a provisional… Read More

Walking for Weight Loss, Really? But Surely Celebrity Exercises & Personal Trainers are the Panacea!

Alasdair Wilkins lost 45kg in a year without having to nibble on kale salads or battle through spin classes in expensive Lycra. He reckons his weight loss “secret” is actually “pretty dumb”. “Basically, I just went to the gym and I walked. On a treadmill, uphill, at a brisk pace, for about an hour every… Read More