The Premier’s announcement that borders will open on 23 November has raised many questions about what South Australians should expect in relation to COVID-19 vaccine passports, testing and other protocols. But for doctors, the announcement has reinforced the need to ensure our health system is ready. For the October issue of medicsA we asked members what their concerns were for themselves, their workplaces and their patients in the months ahead.

Also in this edition, we talk to students and academics about how the pandemic has affected medical training and how it’s delivered in South Australia, and we share the story of how COVID-19 extended one doctor’s longed-for stint in Antarctica from a few months to 538 days.

Please read the October edition at the link below. If you would like to contribute an article, please email If you would like to subscribe, please email and provide your name, postal address and your preferred email address.

Enjoy the issue!


medicSA in the new normal

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