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As the competition for medical training positions heats up, proactively managing, planning and reviewing your career is now more than ever, a critical component of helping you secure that much coveted job.

For our doctors in training, we recognise that you need to gain the edge when applying for positions – we can help you create an application that will have you standing out from the crowd. 

We know that there are many practitioners who have never, ever had to sit an interview and as part of a career direction change find themselves having to update their CV, address selection criteria and attend an interview.  The Career Advice Service can assist.

For our CV template, advice on how to build your CV, addressing selection criteria advice and interview skills tips and tricks, email:

Note that these resources are available at no cost to AMA members in 2016.  For personal one-to-one advice on interviews from this Service, please note that a fee is applicable and will reflect the complexity of the support provided.   For details email:

Doctors in Victoria should refer to AMA Victoria which offers a comprehensive service, and members in NSW should contact AMA NSW as it also offers a comprehensive service.  See the contact list for full details: 

Member StateContact 

Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Western Australia

Christine Brill - AMA Federal
P: (02) 6270 5483

Christine has over 30 years experience working for the AMA and with the medical profession - from medical student through all the life stages of a medical practitioner.  Christine's knowledge of and engagement with the profession, together with her Masters in Human Resource Management and Graduate Diploma in Employment Relations means that she is well-placed to assist the profession in providing career advice.


Holly Bretherton - AMA QLD
P: (07) 3872 2248

Holly joined AMA Queensland in 2012 and since then Holly has help increase student and doctor in training membership and the suite of member services available to them.  Holly has a Bachelor of Business and works with the AMAQ Council of Doctors in Training and is an experience professional in membership recruitment and retention.  Holly has worked with the health community for many years and understands well the environment our doctors work in and their needs as medical professionals.

New South Wales

Anita Fletcher - AMA NSW
P: (02) 9439 8822

Anita is an HR professional with extensive experience in operational and management roles in the private and NFP sectors. Anita knows what does and doesn’t appeal to recruiters and selection panels and is the point of contact for the AMA (NSW) Careers Advisory Service, working closely with doctors to help them achieve their career goals. Anita can assist members with planning and preparing for the next steps in their career and improve communication skills so that doctors can approach critical interviews with confidence. 


Mardi O'Keefe - AMA VIC
P: (03) 9280 8722

Mardi is a career management and organisational development professional with 20 years of experience in the corporate, government and health sectors.  Mardi's expertise is in supporting individuals to navigate and manage the professional challenges that surface throughout their careers.  Mardi has a BSc (Psych) and a MAppSci (organisation dynamics) and is accredited to use a number of psychometric tools. 


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