About Me

Hi everyone!
My name is Dr. Paul Labana, and I am relatively new to the world of technical medical writing. I am hoping 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 have it formally published.
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 of refugees, asylum seekers, and social inequalities.
I permanently immigrated to Australia via Perth, WA, in 2004 and haven't looked back since, despite the fact that I had to leave many close friends and family behind. I would like to visit the UK in the near future, but the ongoing situation which I am sure you are all aware of prevents me from doing so at this stage.
Over the past years, I have been working mainly as a clinician, but now I have a lot 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 an extensive medical vocabulary under my belt.
At the moment, I love to write about anything and everything medical at this stage but obviously am still trying to find my niche!
I'm currently on sabbatical from the stressful role as a 'frontline' employee as an Emergency Specialist and would love to connect with people like yourselves who may be able to assist me in following an ongoing passion of mine. Medical education, training, examination processes 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 writing.
I hope any of you that can assist will also get a chance to look at my LinkedIn profile:
With my best to all of you.
Take care, and stay safe.
Dr. Paul Labana MB BS (Dist) BSc. FACEM




MB BS (Dist), BSc., FACEM


Fairly new to this association, so any tips or pointers are more than welcome!

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Clinician.  Consumer Education.  Doctor.  Writer. 

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Medical Editing. 

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AMWA 2020 – Medical Writing and Communication During the COVID-19 Crisis

For those who attended the AMWA 2020 Special Virtual Event: 'Medical Writing and Communication During the COVID-19 Crisis' on Thursday 19 November, we are sure you would agree that it was an invaluable two hours. The calibre of speakers and their learnings from this unprecedented crisis were beyond our expectations. We are humbled by their willingness to give their personal time to share their experience with us. 

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