My name is Dr. Paul Labana, and I am relatively new to the world of technical medical writing.
I hope to further my career in this exciting field, so have subscribed to this association with the hope of engaging with similar like-minded individuals.
Background: I qualified as a Doctor back in 2001 (Royal Free & University College Medical School, UK) and also completed an intercalated BSc. in Primary Health Care in 2000 through the University of London, focusing on medical anthropology, critical appraisal of medical literature, and the consultation relating to General Practice. For this degree, I also completed an original 10000 word thesis on the knowledge and attitude of GPs towards herbal remedies and their role in clinical practice. Unfortunately, I didn't have the opportunity to formally publish it as I was quickly thrown into the stress that hospital medicine as a junior medic in the NHS brings.
In 2002, after my role as a Pre-Registration Medical and Surgical house officer (F1), I worked as a Public Health Doctor in the borough of Croydon, Surrey (UK) for a year specialising in the health needs of refugees, asylum seekers, and social inequalities as determinants of health.
I permanently immigrated to Australia via Perth, WA, in 2004 and haven't looked back since, even though I had to leave many close friends and family behind. I would like to visit the UK soon, but the ongoing situation I am sure you are all aware of prevents me from doing so.
Over the past years, I have been working mainly as a clinician, but now have more time to spare. For these reasons, I am casting the net out far and wide to all of you!
I bring 20 years of clinical medical practice with me and, as a result, have a pretty wide medical vocabulary!.
Medical education, training, examination processes/question writing and mentoring are some of my strengths.
However, I am always open to any other opportunities should they be appropriate and suitable where I can deliver high-quality work.
All the best and take care throughout these rather odd times!
Dr. Paul Labana MB BS (Dist) BSc. FACEM
MB BS (Dist), BSc., FACEM
Clinician. Consumer Education. Doctor. Writer. Health Professional Education. Manuscript Preparation. Proofreading.