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Choosing Wisely: Rational Test Ordering
Jules Willcocks chats to Deborah Leach and Paul Buntine about Choosing Wisely, how to reduce unnecessary test ordering and clinical decision making in healthcare.
Summary Writer: Laura Parks
Script Writers: Jules Willcocks
Editors: Jules Willcocks
Interviewees: Deborah Leach, Paul Buntine
Interviewer: Jules Willcocks
About Associate Professor Deborah Leach
Deborah Leach has been the Clinical Director for the Emergency Department, Box Hill Hospital for 21 years and was the Eastern Health Director of Emergency Services from 2003 to 2009.Deborah has been the Director of Medical Student Programs, Eastern Health Clinical School (Monash and Deakin University students) since August 2018.
She has also held roles within the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, including being part of the examination committees, is also an ex-college examiner (since 2000, appointed senior examiner 2010). Deborah's interests include leadership development, teamwork, No Unnecessary Tests, Quality & Redesign, Patient centred care and teaching.
About Dr Paul Buntine
Paul Buntine is the Director of Emergency Medicine Research for Eastern Health in Melbourne and a Clinical FACEM at Box Hill Hospital, Victoria. He has a particular interest in rational medical test ordering and reducing low value interventions and is the Clinical Lead for the Eastern Health No Unnecessary Tests project. More often than not, he will ask his junior doctors and registrars to justify why they are ordering a test or performing a particular intervention, rather than why they are not planning to do it.
Jules Willcocks talks to Jeremy Calnan about property investment, providing tips and advice for junior doctors considering investing in property and assets.
Summary Writer: Lucy Coles
Script Writers: Jules Willcocks
Editors: Jules Willcocks and Jeremy Calnan
Interviewees: Jeremy Calnan
Interviewer: Jules Willcocks
About Jeremy Calnan
Jeremy Calnan has worked in the financial markets and traded and invested for himself since the early 1990s. Jeremy was first licensed to provide financial advice in 2000 and then established his own Financial Advice Business in 2001.
He has extensive capital markets experience spanning research, strategy, structuring portfolios, asset allocation and management, risk management and trade execution across a range of asset classes.
Together with business partner Ian Flack, they established Calnan Flack in 2013.
He is a member of the Calnan Flack Investment Committee and holds the responsibility of being the Investment Portfolio Manager for the Calnan Flack Model Portfolios.
He has a unique take on the economic world and investing that is underpinned by his understanding of economic history and the cycles and events that define it.
Jeremy is an innovator, challenging the accepted investment landscape.
He is a knowledgeable presenter and highly effective educator. Currently, he authors the Calnan Flack Blogs, hosts the podcast "Property, Australia's Favourite Obsession" and the Calnan Flack "Insights" series as well as presenting at many Calnan Flack events and seminars, including the Calnan Flack Forecasting Conference.
Jeremy lives in Adelaide with his wife Alice and spends his spare time watching his two sons play AFL football or just relaxing with family and friends.
About Dr Jules Willcocks
Jules Willcocks is an Emergency Medicine Consultant and the Director of Prevocational Education and Training at Gosford Hospital.
His interest is in bringing out the best in people principally through mentoring and coaching. He firmly believes that wellbeing is a crucial part of this and that you cannot look after someone to the best of your abilities if you yourself are not well.
He trained as an executive coach and has a particular interest in financial wellness for doctors.
Deliberate Clinical Inertia
In this podcast James Edwards chats to Gerben Keijzers about Deliberate Clinical Inertia. Deliberate Clinical Inertia involves using clinical judgement to avoid unnecessary investigations.
Summary Writer: Peter Hoppett
Script Writer: James Edwards
Editor: Gerben Keijzers
Interviewee: Gerben Keijzers
Interviewer: James Edwards
About Professor Gerben Keijzers
Gerben Keijzers is Professor of Emergency Medicine at Gold Coast University Hospital. His research revolves around topics relevant to clinical practice in critical care, with special interest in sepsis, appropriateness of antibiotic use and respiratory medicine. He encourages curiosity and critical thinking.
Gerben’s research related roles include Emergency Department Collaborative Research Group Chair, Research Council member, clinical trials steering committee member and Human Research Ethics Committee member.
Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS)
This podcast provides an overview of novel psychoactive substances (NPS), detailing their impact in the clinical setting, and focusing on the initial assessment and management of patients who have taken these designer drugs.
Summary Writer: Theoni Haralabopoulos
Script Writer: Zeff Koutsogiannis
Editor: Venita Munir
Interviewer: James Edwards
Interviewee: Zeff Koutsogiannis
About Dr Zeff Koutsogiannis
Zeff Koutsogiannis is an Emergency Physician and Clinical Toxicologist with a strong interest in illicit drug use, critically ill poisoned patients, acid/base disturbances, dependence & addiction, and management of pain.
What makes a good boss
In this podcast we explore the past, current and future ideals of ‘What makes a good boss’ in medicine gathering points of view from Eloise Sobels, a medical student, Amy Coopes, a junior doctor and Rhea Liang, a General and Breast Surgeon.
Script Writer: Eloise Sobels
Editor: Evangelie Polyzos
Interviewees: Amy Coopes, Eloise Sobels, Rhea Liang
Interviewer: Amy Coopes
About Dr Amy Coopes
Amy Coopes is a junior doctor and journalist who swapped news reporting for medicine but continues writing, with a special interest in health. Amy is a founding editor of Croakey Health Media, a social journalism collective for health, and an aspiring ED generalist with the Victorian Rural Generalist Program, based in North East Victoria. In her spare time she is mother to two small kids, and angling for the ever-elusive 'having it all'.
About Eloise Sobels
Eloise is a final year medical student at the University of Sydney, New South Wales. She is currently completing her clinical years based at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Before embarking on her Medical degree, she completed an undergraduate in Medical Science (Hons) from Flinders University and worked in a Clinical Pathology Laboratory testing and reporting on blood results. Ellie has a passion for team-based medical care and is currently working on research into Multidisciplinary Team based care for End-Stage-Kidney-Disease patients. Ellie is an avid dog lover and enjoys any beach related activity, as well as playing hockey for the University of Sydney.
About Dr Rhea Liang
Rhea Liang is a General and Breast Surgeon on the Gold Coast, surgical educationalist, diversity in surgery advocate, and Chair of the Operating With Respect Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
What makes a good boss?
With General and Breast Surgeon, Dr Rhea Liang, junior medical officer with Victorian Rural Generalist Program, Dr Amy Coopes and University of Sydney medical student Ms Eloise Sobels
In a discussion format, this podcast looks to explore to past, present and future perspectives on what makes a good boss in medicine.
Amy Coopes: What is the role of a boss in medicine?
Willingness to step up and constantly expand your role.
Medicine is leaning more towards versatile leadership. Someone who can pivot as required between the different types of leadership.
Understanding that most times I am the most experienced in the room but recognising the times when I am not and finding someone who can fill that role.
To make highly complex decisions around patient care and treatment options.
Compacting complex information in a way that it easy to understand for patients and communicating that in a shared decision-making model.
Amy Coopes: What’s defined a good boss for you both previously?
The bosses that have stood out to me are the ones that make you feel part of the team, by introducing themselves, asking your name and even what year you’re in.
Bosses that take the time to acknowledge you, remember your name, and perhaps even delegates a patient to you, those little things are really what makes you feel welcomed.
Bosses who make space, who don’t feel the need to fill the entire space themselves.
They make space for other people, other ideas and for emotions. As when they feel the need to fill the entire space themselves there’s no more room left for other people, ideas and emotions.
Amy Coopes: Do you perceive that being a good boss is different from being a good leader and if so how?
There are times when your responsibilities as an employer butt up against your responsibilities as a leader and I really struggle with that sometimes.
With the past year of COVID19 and the bushfires, I think this is the time for exceptionalism not the
A journey with research and Ophthalmology
Tom Ayton chats to Michelle Sun about her journey with research and Ophthalmology which has culminated in her incredible achievements thus far. Michelle also provides some tips for anyone considering a future in Ophthalmology.
Summary Writer: Eloise Sobels
Script Writers: Tom Ayton, Michelle Sun
Editors: Michelle Sun, Evangelie Polyzos
Interviewee: Michelle Sun
About Dr Michelle Sun
Michelle is an early career ophthalmic surgeon-scientist with broad interests in ophthalmology. She completed her PhD in 2017 with a Dean's commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence and has close to 50 peer-reviewed publications. She has also attracted over $500,000 in research funding, having previously been a recipient of an Avant research grant. In recognition of her achievements, she was recently awarded a highly competitive fellowship at Stanford University where she will continue to develop her clinical, surgical and research skills in Ophthalmology. Michelle is also a past Board Director of the Sight For All Foundation, a South Australian charity focused on sustainable health care projects in neighbouring developing countries.
About Dr Tom Ayton
Tom is a Resident Medical Officer at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He is from Albany in Western Australia and has a background in exercise physiology and sport. During his postgraduate medical training Tom became interested in medical education, which he completed his course research in, as well as medical student teaching and Junior Medical Officer advocacy. Tom loves the beach, keeping healthy and is a very poor surfer.