We imagine a world where the medical profession has evolved, and doctors are well.
In 2016, Medworld successfully lobbied the World Medical Association to amend the Declaration of Geneva (the modern-day Hippocratic Oath) to include:
I will attend to my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard.
Since then Medworld has continued to advocate for, educate, and work towards better health and well-being for all doctors.
"Medicine is a collective of some of the best minds in the world, but the full power of this community is not being harnessed because we aren’t collaborating effectively.
This is not because there was not a will, but because there wasn't a way; we’re doing the best we can, but we’re hurting."
Medworld is using technology to connect doctors, to break down the silos and enable collaboration through community.
Our idea is to enable the collective intelligence of the medical profession to solve medicine’s challenges; our goal is to build a useful collaboration engine and advance the health of medicine.
It is our parents, our children, our friends, our siblings, who will ultimately benefit when we achieve our purpose and well doctors globally are practicing their best medicine.
Medworld Founder, Dr Sam Hazledine, is a wellbeing advocate and medical entrepreneur.
Sam's interest in doctor wellbeing began soon after he graduated medical school and noticed huge numbers of his classmates disillusioned and leaving the profession. In 2006, he set up Medrecruit to help doctors create a lifestyle in medicine; it is now Australasia’s largest medical staffing agency.
Over time he started to see the scale of the doctor wellbeing crisis and he decided to make it his life’s work.
He set up Medworld to lobby the World Medical Association to amend the Declaration of Geneva, and since then his research has focussed on how to make significant inroads to address the problem. He is bringing his work to life through Medworld, creating a digital platform to shape the future with doctors at its heart.