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Junior Doctor's Corner

Junior Doctor's Corner

Author: Dana

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Junior Doctor's Corner is a podcast created by a resident medical officer who was surprised at how lacking the support can be for junior doctors in the work environment.

This podcast aims to help medical students and junior doctors not only survive, but thrive in their careers. It covers topics and conversations that doctors seldom broach but wish they had. Junior Doctor's Corner hopes to provide some support, encouragement, and inspiration to fellow junior doctors who need it.
39 Episodes
Dr Izzy Smith did not expect her Instagram profile to take off the way it did when she first started it. What were her secret ingredients? Listen to find out the good and the bad of being a doctor on social media.
Dr Dana sits down with Dr Hashim Abdeen, the current Chair of Australian Medical Association (AMA) Council of Doctors in Training to learn what it takes to be a medical leader. Hash also shares with us how he got involved with the AMA So if you've always wanted to become a medical leader, this is a must-listen episode!
Dana speaks to Dr Melanie Tan about how she ended up as a doctor AND a lawyer and what her work entails. Melanie also shares with us some tips on getting involved in medical law and how to avoid medicolegal nightmares when it comes to seeing patients via Telehealth.
In this fun episode, Dana chats to Majella, a stylist from Brisbane about clothing and style for doctors. Majella shares why clothing can have an impact on our work and how our patients perceive us as doctors.
Dana talks to Dr Philip Belleville, the founder of OSCEbank, the ultimate tool for acing medical school OSCEs. Philip shares some lessons he learnt creating an online learning tool from scratch and juggling business with Medicine. Listen out for the 20% discount code off your first subscription with
Looking after your mental health is important and the COVID19 pandemic makes it extra challenging. Dr Amy Imms, from The Burnout Project, shares her story and experience of burnout and how she overcame it. In this interview, she shows us the steps on how to prevent and manage
In this episode, Dana asks Mr Shaun Clements, a financial adviser, on how junior doctors can optimise their financial wellbeing. Please note this podcast episode is not to be relied on as personal advice and the content discussed is general in nature only. This is NOT a sponsored episode.
#30 You Talk, We Lysn

#30 You Talk, We Lysn


Finally! The much-awaited episode (in our opinion), Dana's interview with Dr Jonathan King is here! Jonathan created Lysn, the game-changing platform helping patients access psychologists when they need them the most (not 30 days later because of a waiting list). Listen to find out more about why Jonathan created Lysn and how patients are benefiting from it.
We welcomed Dr Jocelyn Lowinger back as a podcast guest after a successful interview with her about "Carving your own path in medicine". In this episode, we talk about what Imposter Syndrome is and how we as doctors can best deal with it!
Dr Lily Vrtik, in addition to being a plastic surgeon, has a great love for music. In this interview, she shares with us how music has formed an important part of her life and career and why hobbies are essential for doctors' wellbeing.
Yes, this episode is extra long but what better way to kick start the 2020 season than an interview with Dr Bethan Richards! She shares with us the changes she's made to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital since she became Chief Medical Wellness Officer and how we can shift the culture of Medicine for the better.
#26 2019 Wrap Up

#26 2019 Wrap Up


In this final episode for 2019, I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who has supported this podcast. I also chat about some new things to look forward to for 2020.
Fairy Floss Friday, the brainchild of Dr Michael Kale a few of his colleagues, is an annual event that spreads joy and mental health education among hospital staff. I catch up with Michael to chat about how Fairy Floss Friday came about and what the future holds for their charity organisation.
#24 Locuming 101

#24 Locuming 101


In this episode, I sat down with Dr Victoria Cox who has been locuming in RMO and junior registrar roles for the past few years and talked about all its perks and drawbacks. So if you've been thinking about locuming, don't start without listening to this episode first!
Over the years, Dr Louise Stone has helped many junior doctors deal with their trauma from sexual harassment. In this eye-opening episode, she shares her best advice on how junior doctors can tackle sexual harassment without jeopardising their own careers.
Dr Nadine Kelly fell in love with Pathology during medical school. But as she progressed through her career, she found that the very thing that she loved brought her a lot of pain. Nadine shares her story of the challenges she faced with leaving medicine and how she overcame them. Head to for more info on Dr Nadine Kelly.
Dr Dinesh Palipana is an inspirational human being that did not let his disability define him. After a horrific car accident that rendered him quadriplegic, he went on to complete his medical degree albeit a few years later than initially planned. Dinesh shares with us the challenges in the workplace he has conquered and an exciting research project he's currently involved in. For links and more info:
In this episode, I had the privilege of chatting to Dr Vijay Paul and Dr Nishanth Krishnananthan, co-founders and co-CEO's of Vantari VR. Born from their love for technology and solving problems in Medicine, Vijay and Nish are changing the way doctors in Australia provide care to patients. In this interview, Vijay and Nish share the ups and downs of their journey and everything an entrepreneurial junior doctor should know before venturing into a startup. For links and more info:
Supporting junior doctors in the workplace is inherently full of challenges but Onthewards co-founder Evangelie Polyzos shows us how a bit of fun and creativity can provide a great solution. Evangelie talks about the humble beginnings of Onthewards as a podcast for residents at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital to now a community of doctors dedicated to providing free open access medical education. For links and more info:
Over the years as a vocational psychologist, Dr Elton has seen many doctors walk in and out of her office, in tears and distress. Some of them went on to have "happy ever after"s in Medicine, whilst others didn't. In this interview and her book "Also Human", Caroline breaks down how the system fails to look after junior doctors. She also talks about the keys to choosing the right specialty. For links and more info:
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