A Personalized Approach to your Career

AdvanceMed VIP Coaching Program

AdvanceMed VIP Coaching within a brand new coaching platform with several unique features that will assist clients in gaining the accountability and performance they require from their coaching program.

I’m Excited to Help You

Whatever your career challenge. My AdvanceMed VIP Coaching Program can be tailored to your needs.

Find out How We Helped Asiri

Mr Asiri Arachchi

Colorectal Surgeon

Anthony helped me to present a clear picture to the panel of who I am and what strengths I bring out.

Key Features of the Career Doctor VIp

Strategy Call
Best Practice Coaching
Up to 6 Hours of
One to One Support
All Paid Courses
Access to eGuides &
CV Builder
VIP Forum
Personal Email Support
Extra Coaching

AdvanceMed Success Stories

Just some of our many happy clients.

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What You Get

Total Value Over $8,700 AUD Just $3,997 AUD

Coaching Platform

Access to a State-of-the-art coaching platform with in-built reminders, extra content and interview questions and accountability by UpCoach.

Value: $1,000 AUD


Lifetime Access to all current and future course material for: Interview Skills Course, Cover Letters and Application Course, Medical CV Course, Expert Series

Value $1,500 AUD

Visual CV Builder + CV Reviews

Access to VisualCV, a premium CV Builder, as Anthony’s personal client, including up to 3 complimentary CV reviews.

Value: $500 AUD

VIP Forum

Access to the VIP Forum, where you can share resources with other clients and gain access to additional content helpful in applications and preparing for interviews.

Value $500 AUD

Strategy Call + 6 Hours of 1:1 Time

Up to 7 hours of Anthony’s time individually allocated to your needs*.

Value: $3,200 AUD

*Additional time can be purchased at a discounted coaching rate.

Email and Chat Support

Ongoing email and/or chat support throughout the program for quick queries and support.

Value: $500 AUD


Access to our expanding library of over a dozen eGuides covering things like Cover Letter Templates, CV and Resume Design, and Interview Preparation Checklists.

Value: $200 AUD

Typical Use Cases

These are some typical scenarios where doctors have contacted me for a personalized AdvanceMed VIP coaching program.

Spots Currently Available

Interview Program

Specialty Trainee

Specialist IMG


Learn from a Professional Medical HR Expert with 30 Years of Industry Experience

Anthony is the Managing Director of AdvanceMed and your Expert Coach.
A Consultant Psychiatrist with extensive medical education and medical human resources experience, Anthony has served over 12 years in various Managerial and Directorial roles, including four years as the Medical Director of the Health Education & Training Institute and recently completed projects guiding best practice of selection of trainees into employment roles for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.
Anthony is an expert in Medical HR. He has reviewed numerous CVs, chaired and conducted over a thousand job interviews, and advised several employers and Colleges about selection processes.
He is also an Adj Assoc Professor at the University of Newcastle’s School of Medicine & Public Health.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our AdvanceMed VIP Coaching Programs

Straight Away!

As soon as you make payment you will have access to the coaching platform, all resources, including courses and importantly be able to book in your Strategy Call.

You can of course defer your other coaching sessions if this makes sense. But we do strongly suggest that you have your strategy call as soon as possible.

For a couple of main reasons.
Firstly, in order to ensure that I have enough availability for each client. A lot of activity occurs outside of the coaching sessions. So its important to me that I have the availability to prioritise your needs.
Secondly, in some situations, there may be competition between candidates for certain posts. For example, specialty trainee selection.

Once you have completed payment you will be able to access the course material via the UpCoach Career Doctor Academy coaching platform.

The courses are self-paced. So you don’t need to wait for other students.
(*Whilst we are migrating to the new coaching platform. Some courses may be made available to you through the my.advancemed.com.au site instead).

Coaching is easily booked via our online booking application which is currently Bookay. There is a link to the Bookafy app on your homepage in the coaching portal. With Bookafy you are able to select times and days that suit you. As well as cancel or reschedule, so long as you provide sufficient notice.

All that is required to participate in coaching is that you have access to Zoom. We recommend you do this via your PC or laptop. Reliably wifi or internet is important. Most coaching clients don’t need to purchase a new webcam or microphone but we can advise you on this if you like

The majority of clients have no problems or issues in securing the coaching sessions they want. They generally book well in advance to secure the time they prefer. Anthony’s main coaching times are during week days. However, he does provide some weeknight sessions as well as weekend sessions during peak times.

One of the reasons we limit numbers for this program is in order to ensure you are able to get all your coaching sessions in time.

If you are serious about your next career move and want an intensive, tailored program with expert guidance and advice, and encouragement through your journey then it is likely that this program is for you.

We are very happy for you to sign up straight away for the coaching program. But if you have some doubts we also have the option for you to take the Strategy Call first whilst reserving your spot on the program.

We have helped all manner of Specialist IMGs navigate the career process. The program has everything you need to both prepare for your college assessment as well as apply for positions afterward. Please see the FAQ below for specialties where we recommend you take the strategy call first.

There are a variety of factors that go into whether you may or may not be successful with the specialist recognition process in Australia. If you are a Specialist from any of the Competent Authority countries you will have reasonably good prospects across all specialties and can comfortably sign up for the program.

If you are a SIMG and belong to any of the following categories then we suggest you just take the strategy call first and reserve your spot on the program:

– Obstetrics and Gynaecology
– Any surgical specialty
– Dermatology
– Ophthalmology
– Radiology
– Cardiology

Absolutely. Using the tools available in this program I have assisted many specialty trainees to achieve competitive selection for many different programs, including:

– Urology
– Orthopaedics
– General Surgery
– ENT Surgery
– Cardiothoracic Surgery
– Vascular Surgery
– Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
– Anaesthetics
– Respiratory
– Neurology
– Gastroenterology
– Psychiatry
– General Practice
– Obstetrics and Gynaecology
– Ophthalmology
– Radiology
– Dermatology

Absolutely. This program has all the tools your need whether you are an early career or junior consultant going for their first consultant job or an experienced specialist seeking further career advancement.

Sorry. We cannot make individual modifications to the program. Some clients get more use out of some parts of the program than others. The overall potential value you get from the program far outstrips payment. So you are getting a very good deal.
We have developed this program over the years based on past client experience so we can offer a VIP experience that will meet your needs.

As a business, we try to not have too many services or offerings available. From experience, this just creates confusion for clients who are not sure what service they need. It is also more costly in terms of upkeep of various service lines. And this is why we now offer just one VIP program.

You are able to cancel your VIP membership and VisualCV subscriptions at any time and still enjoy the benefits for the full 12 months. However, we do suggest you hang onto them for a while (see below).

We recommend holding on to both your VIP membership and Visual CV subscription for a few reasons.
Your VIP membership enables you to roll over any unused coaching to the next year, continued access to the full coaching platform and resources, as well as the opportunity to purchase additional discounted coaching.

Your Visual CV license is provided at a big discount from what you would pay on your own. For a few dollars a year you get to keep a record of your CV so you can quickly update it for future job applications. If you cancel and then come back to us later asking us to update your CV it may no longer be available on VIsualCV and the cost for updating may revert back to the cost of a full CV rewrite.

You can absolutely have more coaching if you have run out of sessions. Subject to my coaching availability you are able to purchase additional sessions at the most discounted rate that I offer for coaching.

If you don’t end up using all your coaching or sessions you have the option to roll these over for another year. Unfortunately, due to the tight margins in offering this program, we are unable to offer you a refund for unused sessions.

A session of my time is an hour spent dedicated to your individual client needs.
Coaching sessions run for 45+ minutes and are counted as one session of time.
Consulting work is generally deducted per hour. As a guide:

– CV rewrites generally require 2 sessions (may be 3 for a particularly long CV).
– Cover Letters and Selection Criteria reviews generally require one session.
– College Application reviews for SIMGs generally require 3 sessions.
Responding to chat messages or emails do not incur deductions. CV reviews do no incur a session reduction.

A CV Review includes us reviewing and checking over your CV and providing you feedback in terms of areas for consideration or improvement. You will normally be provided with a 5-10 minute screen capture video highlighting our recommendations. The review is not a full edit of your CV. You get up to 3 reviews of your CV as part of your package (there is no deduction of session time for this). We strongly recommend you put together your CV on Visual CV first before submitting for a review.