Cuba: A tropical country with endless sunshine and sugarcane fields and the home of top quality cigars. Explore the museums and memorials of the revolution, appreciate the elegant, historic architecture of Havana, travel via an old Cadillac or Chevrolet and then trace the footsteps of Graham Greene and Ernest Hemingway. After dark, sip a rum mojita and catch the rhythm of the Buena Vista Social Club. We are arranging a tour of this fabulous destination in May 2013. More details to follow.
Moldova: Wedged between Romania and the Ukraine, we are now offering volunteer placements in Moldova. A wide range of medical specialities are available in the main University Hospital, as well as at a large Republican hospital for women and children and an emergency hospital. As with most of our volunteer destinations, there are placements available for non-medical volunteers in teaching English, community care (working with disabled or orphaned children), sport or business.
Travel to Moldova via Bucharest for your volunteer work and then enjoy a tour afterwards of Romania visiting Transylvania and Draculas Castle or take a cruise on the River Cloud from the Black Sea to Budapest.
We are joining forces to send a small group of doctors to the remote New Ireland province in north east Papua New Guinea in March 2013. Afterwards, board the fabulous Orion expedition cruise at Rabaul to enjoy a well-earned break while sailing back to Darwin.
Tax time: Your medical placement may qualify for CPD points with the RACGP as a Supervised Clinical Attachment. Please refer to the website of the RACGP for guidance notes and application form. Once the points have been awarded recognising this as part of your ongoing professional development this will assist your accountant to make the appropriate tax assessment.
Professional Indemnity: Some doctors have asked about coverage when undertaking their overseas voluntary work. Your existing policy may cover you for short periods however we recommend that you discuss your situation with your MDO.
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We welcome your feedback and therefore please let us know if there is anything different that you would like to see or do and we will do our best to deliver.
The AMOS FUND
We have only a few places left on the AMOS Funds Broken Hill weekend tour in support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The tour is being held Friday 28th September to Monday 1st October 2012. You will enjoy a private viewing of the Iconic Pro Hart Gallery, visit Silverton Ghost town and don your mining helmet for a tour of the Daydream Mine. More details at our website www.amosfund.org.au/