hello guys i am a final year med student in dublin, ireland. i am planning to go abroad to australia and do a year of postgraduate training there, and would like to find some info about being an intern in aussie land. the general impression of doc's life in australia is that they show up in shorts, go surfing after lunch, etc. well i'm certain it's not like that in autralia, but we tend to believe that life as intern is easier out there. is this true? what's the reality like? what's are the work hours (including on-calls) in a week? what's the salary and cost of living in say sydney, melbourne, or brisbane? and what is the likelihood of finding an intern spot in a quality teaching hospital in such major cities? if anyone (aussie or not) who has info about this, please let me know. thanks!