AMA offers a better plan to get young doctors to live and work in country Australia Australian Medical Association President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, has needed the scrapping of the Government’s unpopular, unfunded and ultimately unworkable bonded medical schools places program and replace it with an AMA plan that will attract young doctors to work in country Australia and keep them there without compulsion. Dr Haikerwal unveiled the plan ahead of Friday’s Council of Australian Governments meeting in Canberra for thought by all governments desperately searching for answers to the rural medical workforce shortages. The AMA plan would encourage youthful doctors into rural areas much earlier than current plans allow, Dr Haikerwal stated.ACP’s Riley noted that he is only the third dark president that the American College of Physicians has already established in its 100-yr history. I don’t want to be an aberration in the annals of the American University of Physicians, he said. We need more physicians to follow in my footsteps. I worry it may be many, many years before someone like me rises to a leadership position. .. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel reduces the pass on of gastrointestinal infections in the house significantly Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel reduces the spread of gastrointestinal infections in the home significantly, in the September issue of Pediatrics according to a report. ‘This is the first randomized trial to show that hand sanitizer decreases the spread of germs in the house,’ says Dr. Thomas J.