12 episodes

Welcome to The Student Dose, the podcast by current and recently graduated medical students where we discuss all things ‘Medical School’, with a mental health and wellbeing focus. Your hosts, Charlie, Claire and Katie are all ambassadors of the ‘You Okay, Doc? charity which supports the mental health and wellbeing of doctors and medical students. You might have heard of the YOD Pod, well we are the Medical Student branch and we are bringing student voices into the conversation! We will be joined by a number of fantastic guests throughout who share their personal experiences and an insight into how they have looked after their wellbeing during times of challenge. We hope you enjoy and if so, don’t forget to like and subscribe! Podcasts host: Claire McGinniss, Charlie Carey, Katie RooneyAs a charity, we need your help to keep going. Please check out our website https://youokaydoc.org.uk/ and our Instagram page @youokaydoc to find out more and stay up-to-date. If you would like, you can also text donate to support the You Okay, Doc? charity by texting. To donate £3 text 'DOCTOR' to 70970.

The Student Dose You Okay, Doc?

    • Health & Fitness

Welcome to The Student Dose, the podcast by current and recently graduated medical students where we discuss all things ‘Medical School’, with a mental health and wellbeing focus. Your hosts, Charlie, Claire and Katie are all ambassadors of the ‘You Okay, Doc? charity which supports the mental health and wellbeing of doctors and medical students. You might have heard of the YOD Pod, well we are the Medical Student branch and we are bringing student voices into the conversation! We will be joined by a number of fantastic guests throughout who share their personal experiences and an insight into how they have looked after their wellbeing during times of challenge. We hope you enjoy and if so, don’t forget to like and subscribe! Podcasts host: Claire McGinniss, Charlie Carey, Katie RooneyAs a charity, we need your help to keep going. Please check out our website https://youokaydoc.org.uk/ and our Instagram page @youokaydoc to find out more and stay up-to-date. If you would like, you can also text donate to support the You Okay, Doc? charity by texting. To donate £3 text 'DOCTOR' to 70970.

    BAME Experience at Medical School

    BAME Experience at Medical School

    Welcome to the final episode of this season of The Student Dose. This episode falls last but is very much not least as we discuss navigating medical school as a BAME medical student and beyond. We are very lucky to be joined by Dr Teddy, aka @teddybearmedic, a current Foundation Year 2 doctor working in Wales. Teddy is from an Afro-Caribbean background and talks openly on her social media about her own experiences of working and studying within the NHS. During this podcast, Teddy guides...

    • 44 min
    Getting the Balance

    Getting the Balance

    There is no getting around the fact the medicine is an intense course. Not only do you have to put in long hours, study a vast amount of content but, it can also be emotionally challenging. We have all heard of the phrase work-life balance, but why is it important and how can we achieve it? In this episode the hosts discuss what makes us more than medical students, how best we can strike that balance between studying and maintaining our own well-being and the consequences we may face if we do...

    • 36 min
    Disability as a Medical Student

    Disability as a Medical Student

    In this episode we will cover having a disability as a medical student, but more specifically neurodivergence and specific learning disabilities. We are aware that disability extends further than this and we hope to explore this further in future episodes.Disability results in some unique challenges both in everyday life but also medical school. In this episode the Claire interviews Florence Ashaye, a third year medical student at the University of Southampton. Florence has lived experience o...

    • 46 min
    Tackling Sexism

    Tackling Sexism

    TW: This episode discusses themes that some listeners may find challenging. This includes mention of sexism, sexual assault and rape. Please consider whether you may find this difficult or upsetting before listening. Sexism, unfortunately, is a common problem within healthcare at the level of both medical student and doctor meaning we may see or experience it during our careers. In this episode our hosts are joined by Dr Becky Cox and Dr Chelcie Jewitt, founders of the campaign ‘Survivin...

    • 42 min
    Rethinking Failure

    Rethinking Failure

    For many people, medical school will be the first time they encounter a form of failure. Whether this be not hitting personal targets, failing an exam, or not getting the job that you wanted for your foundation years. No matter what the ‘failure’ may be, it can be a really challenging time but just remember: you are not the first, you won’t be the last and you are not alone in failure. It does not define you. In this episode the hosts reflect over some of their own personal failure...

    • 41 min
    The Follow Up

    The Follow Up

    Welcome back, Season 2 of The Student Dose is here. After a quick reintroduction and catch up from our hosts Charlie, Claire and Kate we jump straight into a follow up interview, one year on, with fellow You Okay Doc? ambassador Dr Marianne Gazet. Marianne is currently a Foundation Year 2 doctor and in this episode we are reflecting back on her first year of being qualified. Taking the step from being a medical student to being a newly qualified doctor is a daunting time and a steep learning ...

    • 40 min

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