Our story recognises that doctors need a doctor coach.
We are doctors who support and help you manage and succeed in your medical career.
AdvanceMed is an initiative to provide career advice, planning and preparation among postgraduate medical trainees in Australia, created by a team of doctors with a strong interest in transitions in medical training.
Our feature event is a one-day intensive workshop, which covers various aspects of the specialty training application and interview preparation.
Tickets to the 2017 AdvanceMed Career Planning & Interview Preparation Workshop sold out. Find out more here.
Our personalised services for doctors include:
- Career advice
- CV or Resume review/feedback
- Online Coaching, including Interview Coaching
- Online Courses
If you are Director of Training or private group looking for a workshop solution in relation to medical career planing or medical education we are able to tailor a package to suit your needs.
If you are a Medical Educator looking to get online with your content or education packages we are able to assist you through our AdvanceMed Academy Courses.
If you are another company looking to improve your brand awareness with doctors you may wish to consider contacting us about a partnership proposal.
I highly recommend Advancemed’s career/job application workshop. It was jam packed with practical tips from registrars and insider advice from consultants involved in interviewing and selecting candidates for various training pathways. It has given me a competitive edge for CV writing and more confidence in preparing for interviews. Seriously good value for money as well!
Dr Anthony Llewellyn
B Med Sci, MBBS, FRANZCP, MHA, GAICD
Anthony is one of the two co-founders of AdvanceMed. A Consultant Psychiatrist with extensive medical education and medical human resources experience, Anthony has served over 12 years in various Managerial and Directorial roles, including 4 years as the Medical Director of the Health Education & Training Institute and recently completed a guide into Best Practice for Selection of Trainees in to employment roles for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle’s School of Medicine & Public Health, and Year 5 Psychiatry Coordinator. He is currently completing a PhD in Medical Education, exploring personal learning environments in the intern training space.
Anthony was born on Mouheneenner land in Hobart (Tasmania) and pays respect to the traditional owners of lands he lives and works on, and elders past and present. His two most important roles in life are proud husband and proud father of two boys.
He also has a keen interest in technology and marketing and is Chief Technical Officer and a founder of the highly popular onthewards.org project – a website and application designed to assist medical practitioners in their earliest days of postgraduate practice.
Dr Rachel Seaniger
B Med Sci, B.Med
Rachel completed her medical degree at the University of New England and held various roles including University of New England Medical Students Association Academic Convenor, Anatomy Tutor and Tablelands Clinical School Student Representative. Rachel completed her internship and residency within Hunter New England Local Health District and was a member of the Hunter New England Accelerated Psychiatry Program.
Rachel is a 2018 graduand of the HETI LEAD-LEAP medical leadership program. She is now employed as a Conjoint and Casual Academic for the University of Newcastle Joint Medical Program and Wollotuka (Indigenous Education and Research) Institute.
Dr Neel Gobin
MBBS, Clin Teach Cert | Basic Physician Trainee
Neel completed his medical degree at Western Sydney University, where he served as the MedSoc President (2014) and Chair of the NSW Medical Students' Council (2015). He then worked as a Junior Medical Officer with the Hunter New England Local Health District, during which he co-chaired the Health Education & Training Institute's NSW JMO Forum, representing over 2,000 junior doctors on state & national levels.
Neel co-founded the Pre-Internship (PRINT) Conference in 2014 while he was a medical student. The popular non-profit academic event is held yearly in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for final year medical students who are about to transition to internship.
Neel is a 2017 graduand of the HETI LEAD-LEAP medical leadership program, and has a strong interest in health leadership, medical education and innovation.
He is now working as a Basic Physician Trainee (BPT) within the Northern Sydney Local Health District. He is a Conjoint Fellow at the University of Newcastle, where he is also completing a Certificate of Clinical Teaching & Supervision.
Dr Najeebullah (Naj) Soomro
B Med Sci, B.Med
MB BS (DOW); MIPH (USYD); PhD (submitted)
Dr Naj Soomro is a physician with a research interest in Sports Medicine, Rural Health and Medical Technology. After finishing his MBBS he did a Masters in International Public Health (Major: Injury Prevention) from The University of Sydney. He has received several international scholarships and has collaborations with several sporting organisations including Cricket Australia and FIFA.
His PhD investigated Cricket injury epidemiology in Australia and developed an injury prevention program for cricketers which was a collaborative research project between Cricket Australia, Cricket New South Wales and The University of Sydney. He was also an organising member of Cricket World Cup 2015 conference.
Naj has now completed the AMC Certificate process and has taken up his first supervised post in Australia at …
We will be following Naj through his journey in the medical training system in Australia.
Feedback & Reviews
The trainees we work with help us to improve and excel
“AdvanceMed has been instrumental in helping me to navigate the application process for a BPT position. AdvanceMed’s workshop on Medical Career Planning, online CV review and interview coaching provide a personal touch to each of the participants with detailed step-by-step guide. Through the continual support and guidance of Dr Anthony Llewellyn, I was successful in obtaining a BPT position at Westmead hospital.”
Dr Haresh Doulatram
NSW BPT Trainee
“AdvanceMed was crucial in my interview process, and I doubt I would have been successful without him. His service helped on a number of levels. It helped me get over the performance anxiety. Given that first impressions matter so much, coming in with confidence helps a lot. Secondly, Anthony went through a range of questions. This afforded me the luxury of being prepared for the common questions, having a practice run at those I was uncertain answering, and also dealing with curve-ball questions with poise. Anthony's feedback made the actual interview almost effortless.”
Dr Sadhana Govindasamy
NSW BPT Trainee
“Thanks for this great video Anthony! I'm a final year medical student and had no idea of how to go about creating a resume to apply for internship jobs! Your videos were very useful to help me write a career goal statement, which I would not have included otherwise!!”
Why choose AdvanceMed?
Because we are doctors who understand the needs of doctors.
Workshops and other events with a focus on transitions to support your career.
Our innovative online coaching model gives you access to the best Medical Career Coaching available. We also offer a unique CV Review service.
Our membership site hosts career focused courses as well as member only posts and webinars.
Do you have a need for a careers based workshop? Or perhaps you are looking to host some education online? We can probably assist you.
Are you involed in #MedEd? Would you like to get involved with one of our workshop? Perhaps you need help getting online?