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AMSA Ampoule: The podcast where we discuss the things you don’t cover in med school
Dr. Renee Lim is an incredible woman who wears many hats, as a doctor, educator and performer. In this episode, Renee sat down with our Academic Officer, Liss, to discuss her most recent project, Grace Under Pressure. This verbatim project explored the juxtaposition that is the expectations put on healthcare workers and the reality of the day to day experience, and how this impacts the culture of our workplaces, and the mental health of those who work within them. Renee shares an incredibly honest account of her own experience of mental health and how she faced the experience of miscarrying whilst mourning the death of her partner. Renee provides some incredible tips on how we can work on not only our own mental health, but how we can support each other to improve the culture of medicine and in turn the mental health of our peers and ourselves. You can get in contact with Renee here! Trigger warning: This episode explicitly discusses miscarriage, bereavement and suicide attempts. If these topics cause you distress, please consider listening up until 27:30, from 46:30-58:15, as well as from 1:00:50 as Renee provides some incredible practical tips on how we can to continue to improve the culture of medicine as well as the mental health of ourselves and our peers. If you find this episode distressing and would like some support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.