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Creative Careers in Medicine Podcast

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Creative Careers in Medicine Podcast

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In the CCIM podcast interview series Andrew Bracey, health writer & journalist, will be interviewing fascinating doctors about the amazing things they are doing both in their medical careers and alongside them and how seeking out their own path has enriched their personal and professional life. Season 1 will feature doctors who are also authors, med tech entrepreneurs, innovators, film makers, acclaimed musicians, founders of successful business, advocates for their profession and educational leaders, doctors who are expanding their horizons by taking charge of their careers.

Latest Episodes

Associate Professor Marie Bismark

Associate Professor Marie Bismark turned her medicine and law degrees into a successful medical, medicolegal and research career. She's currently retraining and working as a consultation liaison psychiatry registrar with Melbourne Health. This year, a team she's leading at the University of Melbourne received $1m in NHMRC investigator grant funding to research why health practitioners in Australia have higher rates of burnout, depression, and suicide than other occupations. The project hopes to identify new ways to better support doctors to thrive in their professions. Marie also talks about managing her own personal struggles, and ways that doctors can support their colleagues throughout their shared journeys.

43 minSEP 3
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Associate Professor Marie Bismark

Dr Hugh Harvey

Hugh is an experienced clinician and health technology advisor, with a focus on leveraging big data and artificial intelligence. He is a board certified consultant radiologist and academic, trained in the NHS and Europe's leading cancer research center, the Institute of Cancer Research, where he was twice awarded ICR Science Writer of the Year. In this conversation he discusses all these roles as well as his involvement in startups and what it's like trying to help manufacture PPE for health professionals during a pandemic-induced supply shortage.

44 minAUG 14
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Dr Hugh Harvey

Dr Jill Gamberg

Dr Jill Gamberg is a Sydney GP and one of Australia's first certified lifestyle medicine physicians. Originally hailing from Canada, Jill had always wanted to eventually become a doctor but took a very interesting pathway to get there. In this conversation she talks about her background as an athlete and athletic therapist, the future of lifestyle medicine, her forays into media and commitment to public health education, and why she believes in making the most of every opportunity life might throw her way.

54 minJUL 30
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Dr Jill Gamberg

Professor Michael Kidd AM

Professor Kidd has more than 30 years' experience working as a general practitioner in urban and rural locations across Australia, with special interests in the care of people with HIV, mental health and Indigenous health. He served two terms as the elected president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners from 2002-2006. Professor Kidd completed his research doctorate with the Monash University Department of General Practice and has research expertise in primary care policy, digital health, chronic disease management, communicable diseases, preventive care, mental health, medical education, and safety and quality. Since 2017, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto providing strategic leadership to the world's largest academic department of general practice and family medicine, and also leading the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care. He has worked for many years as a consultant with the World Health Organization, was president of the World Organization of Family Doctors, and prior to his work at the University of Toronto, was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University in South Australia.

54 minJUL 13
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Professor Michael Kidd AM

Dr Jacqueline Strudwick-Day

Alongside her work at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital, Dr Jacqueline Strudwick-Day is also a medical advisor on the Channel 9 TV series Doctor Doctor which, just aired its 4th season. In this chat she discusses how she came to be working on the show, the experiences she's had as a result and how it was that her creativity and writing ambitions led her - ultimately - into a career in medicine.

41 minJUN 4
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Dr Jacqueline Strudwick-Day

Dr Jess Foley

Dr Jess Foley is an Adelaide-based GP registrar. After a decorated basketball career in which she captained the Adelaide Lightning, won a WNBL championship and represented Australia, Jess switched to playing Aussie rules and was an integral member of the 2019 Adelaide Crows AFLW premiership side that defeated Carlton in an historic grand final in front of a crowd of 53,034 cheering fans. Jess talks about the impact of COVID19 as both an athlete and GP, her own journey through sport and what it was like to play in that AFLW grand final, how she came to pursue a career in medicine later in life, and what her experience playing footy and basketball has done to balance and prepare her for a career in general practice.

38 minMAR 20
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Dr Jess Foley

Dr Tu Pham

GP Dr Tu Pham first got into hip hop music in his early teens and quickly went from fan to performer and has never looked back. His debut album Made of Jade, was released under his performing name Tu-P in 2013 and he continues to make new music including his latest track Save Our Seas which we discuss - and you'll here a snippet of - in this interview. Tu Pham discusses the very personal motivations and inspirations that fuel his two very different vocations, how rap and medicine intersect for him and what he hopes to do with his passion for music and public health. To hear more of his music or see the video clips for the tracks that he talks about in this episode, check out his youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB1aMNlbyFocHdUdfpvV1wA

49 minMAR 11
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Dr Tu Pham

Dr Mikaela Seymour

Dr. Mikaela Seymour graduated Griffith University in 2015, and has been participating in medical volunteering in Papua New Guinea ever since. As an unaccredited general surgery registrar, her passions are surgery in low resource environments and combatting communicable disease. Working with Queensland Rural Medical Education (QRME) she assists in the administration of the PNG health Project Orienteering Medical students to work in developing health care systems. In her spare time, she sits on the Qld council of doctors in training, and serves with the Australian Army as a reservist medical officer.

44 minJAN 21
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Dr Mikaela Seymour

Dr Sara Souter

Sara is an Occupational and Aviation Medicine Specialist, kiwi born and bred but now living in the colder part of Australia (Snowy Mountains) with her husband and two teenage children. She is currently Group Medical Officer at Virgin Australia Airlines, but previously has held roles as Senior Medical Officer at Air New Zealand, and Senior Medical Officer at CASA. She has lived in the hotter parts of Australia (Broken Hill) on two occasions, early on as a doctor with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. It was here she began working hand in hand with pilots and so began a career in and love of aviation medicine. She has been a CAA/CASA pilot Medical examiner for nearly 20 years. Sara is lucky enough to have the support of her very patient husband and children to allow her to live in a rural community, but commute to work in Sydney and Brisbane for Virgin, and follow her passion for the airline industry.

33 min2019 DEC 6
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Dr Sara Souter

Dr Michael Bonning

Dr Michael Bonning is a practicing GP who works in Sydney for Loxley Health and is Chief Medical Officer for Inspired Adventures. He is also Medical Director of a US tech start-up, Dermasensor and has split his time between Australia and Sydney since 2017. Prior to that he was a medical officer in the Royal Australian Navy deploying overseas to the Middle East, South East Asia, the Mediterranean and off Australia's northern borders. He is the current Chair of the AMA (NSW) and a Director of GP Synergy. He has previously led the Australian Medical Students' Association and the AMA Council of Doctors in Training and been a Director of Beyond Blue. Once, just for fun he was a partner in a healthcare consulting firm.

52 min2019 NOV 1
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Dr Michael Bonning

Latest Episodes

Associate Professor Marie Bismark

Associate Professor Marie Bismark turned her medicine and law degrees into a successful medical, medicolegal and research career. She's currently retraining and working as a consultation liaison psychiatry registrar with Melbourne Health. This year, a team she's leading at the University of Melbourne received $1m in NHMRC investigator grant funding to research why health practitioners in Australia have higher rates of burnout, depression, and suicide than other occupations. The project hopes to identify new ways to better support doctors to thrive in their professions. Marie also talks about managing her own personal struggles, and ways that doctors can support their colleagues throughout their shared journeys.

43 minSEP 3
Comments
Associate Professor Marie Bismark

Dr Hugh Harvey

Hugh is an experienced clinician and health technology advisor, with a focus on leveraging big data and artificial intelligence. He is a board certified consultant radiologist and academic, trained in the NHS and Europe's leading cancer research center, the Institute of Cancer Research, where he was twice awarded ICR Science Writer of the Year. In this conversation he discusses all these roles as well as his involvement in startups and what it's like trying to help manufacture PPE for health professionals during a pandemic-induced supply shortage.

44 minAUG 14
Comments
Dr Hugh Harvey

Dr Jill Gamberg

Dr Jill Gamberg is a Sydney GP and one of Australia's first certified lifestyle medicine physicians. Originally hailing from Canada, Jill had always wanted to eventually become a doctor but took a very interesting pathway to get there. In this conversation she talks about her background as an athlete and athletic therapist, the future of lifestyle medicine, her forays into media and commitment to public health education, and why she believes in making the most of every opportunity life might throw her way.

54 minJUL 30
Comments
Dr Jill Gamberg

Professor Michael Kidd AM

Professor Kidd has more than 30 years' experience working as a general practitioner in urban and rural locations across Australia, with special interests in the care of people with HIV, mental health and Indigenous health. He served two terms as the elected president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners from 2002-2006. Professor Kidd completed his research doctorate with the Monash University Department of General Practice and has research expertise in primary care policy, digital health, chronic disease management, communicable diseases, preventive care, mental health, medical education, and safety and quality. Since 2017, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto providing strategic leadership to the world's largest academic department of general practice and family medicine, and also leading the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care. He has worked for many years as a consultant with the World Health Organization, was president of the World Organization of Family Doctors, and prior to his work at the University of Toronto, was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University in South Australia.

54 minJUL 13
Comments
Professor Michael Kidd AM

Dr Jacqueline Strudwick-Day

Alongside her work at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital, Dr Jacqueline Strudwick-Day is also a medical advisor on the Channel 9 TV series Doctor Doctor which, just aired its 4th season. In this chat she discusses how she came to be working on the show, the experiences she's had as a result and how it was that her creativity and writing ambitions led her - ultimately - into a career in medicine.

41 minJUN 4
Comments
Dr Jacqueline Strudwick-Day

Dr Jess Foley

Dr Jess Foley is an Adelaide-based GP registrar. After a decorated basketball career in which she captained the Adelaide Lightning, won a WNBL championship and represented Australia, Jess switched to playing Aussie rules and was an integral member of the 2019 Adelaide Crows AFLW premiership side that defeated Carlton in an historic grand final in front of a crowd of 53,034 cheering fans. Jess talks about the impact of COVID19 as both an athlete and GP, her own journey through sport and what it was like to play in that AFLW grand final, how she came to pursue a career in medicine later in life, and what her experience playing footy and basketball has done to balance and prepare her for a career in general practice.

38 minMAR 20
Comments
Dr Jess Foley

Dr Tu Pham

GP Dr Tu Pham first got into hip hop music in his early teens and quickly went from fan to performer and has never looked back. His debut album Made of Jade, was released under his performing name Tu-P in 2013 and he continues to make new music including his latest track Save Our Seas which we discuss - and you'll here a snippet of - in this interview. Tu Pham discusses the very personal motivations and inspirations that fuel his two very different vocations, how rap and medicine intersect for him and what he hopes to do with his passion for music and public health. To hear more of his music or see the video clips for the tracks that he talks about in this episode, check out his youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB1aMNlbyFocHdUdfpvV1wA

49 minMAR 11
Comments
Dr Tu Pham

Dr Mikaela Seymour

Dr. Mikaela Seymour graduated Griffith University in 2015, and has been participating in medical volunteering in Papua New Guinea ever since. As an unaccredited general surgery registrar, her passions are surgery in low resource environments and combatting communicable disease. Working with Queensland Rural Medical Education (QRME) she assists in the administration of the PNG health Project Orienteering Medical students to work in developing health care systems. In her spare time, she sits on the Qld council of doctors in training, and serves with the Australian Army as a reservist medical officer.

44 minJAN 21
Comments
Dr Mikaela Seymour

Dr Sara Souter

Sara is an Occupational and Aviation Medicine Specialist, kiwi born and bred but now living in the colder part of Australia (Snowy Mountains) with her husband and two teenage children. She is currently Group Medical Officer at Virgin Australia Airlines, but previously has held roles as Senior Medical Officer at Air New Zealand, and Senior Medical Officer at CASA. She has lived in the hotter parts of Australia (Broken Hill) on two occasions, early on as a doctor with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. It was here she began working hand in hand with pilots and so began a career in and love of aviation medicine. She has been a CAA/CASA pilot Medical examiner for nearly 20 years. Sara is lucky enough to have the support of her very patient husband and children to allow her to live in a rural community, but commute to work in Sydney and Brisbane for Virgin, and follow her passion for the airline industry.

33 min2019 DEC 6
Comments
Dr Sara Souter

Dr Michael Bonning

Dr Michael Bonning is a practicing GP who works in Sydney for Loxley Health and is Chief Medical Officer for Inspired Adventures. He is also Medical Director of a US tech start-up, Dermasensor and has split his time between Australia and Sydney since 2017. Prior to that he was a medical officer in the Royal Australian Navy deploying overseas to the Middle East, South East Asia, the Mediterranean and off Australia's northern borders. He is the current Chair of the AMA (NSW) and a Director of GP Synergy. He has previously led the Australian Medical Students' Association and the AMA Council of Doctors in Training and been a Director of Beyond Blue. Once, just for fun he was a partner in a healthcare consulting firm.

52 min2019 NOV 1
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Dr Michael Bonning
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