12.00-1.00pm, Wed 30th August 2017
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Amadou Darboe is a PhD student in the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Melbourne.
Australia has a long history of reliance on International Medical Graduates (IMGs) as a means of resolving shortages and maldistribution of its medical workforce. Today, more than 40% of Australia’s general practitioners were initially trained overseas.
A wealth of literature has concentrated on the challenges these doctors experience while adjusting to the Australian health system and how they feel about their employment conditions. Yet little is known to date about their overall quality of life and how it compares with that of Domestic Medical Graduates (DMGs). Using a nationally representative longitudinal data from the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) survey, this PhD project aims to unravel how IMGs evaluate their personal and professional lives compared to DMGs, and the factors influencing such