6 episodes

The Thought Broadcast is a regular podcast linked to the RANZCP’s journal, Australasian Psychiatry. It is produced by psychiatry trainees, for trainees, with a particular focus on the Scholarly Project and trainee research.The Thought Broadcast primarily aims to demystify the Scholarly Project and humanise research by sharing the trainee experience. We will focus on some of the stories behind successful projects, including how the authors came up with ideas and transformed these into published research. Additionally, to complement the podcast series and better support trainees, we will hear from consultant psychiatrists who are experienced in publishing and research, and in supervising and examining the Scholarly Project. As The Thought Broadcast develops, we hope to expand the podcast to discuss a wide range of research-related content with other trainees and early career psychiatrists. We hope that The Thought Broadcast can be an interactive experience with trainees from across Australia and New Zealand getting involved, and shaping the podcast in the direction that will benefit them the most.

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The Thought Broadcast is a regular podcast linked to the RANZCP’s journal, Australasian Psychiatry. It is produced by psychiatry trainees, for trainees, with a particular focus on the Scholarly Project and trainee research.The Thought Broadcast primarily aims to demystify the Scholarly Project and humanise research by sharing the trainee experience. We will focus on some of the stories behind successful projects, including how the authors came up with ideas and transformed these into published research. Additionally, to complement the podcast series and better support trainees, we will hear from consultant psychiatrists who are experienced in publishing and research, and in supervising and examining the Scholarly Project. As The Thought Broadcast develops, we hope to expand the podcast to discuss a wide range of research-related content with other trainees and early career psychiatrists. We hope that The Thought Broadcast can be an interactive experience with trainees from across Australia and New Zealand getting involved, and shaping the podcast in the direction that will benefit them the most.

    An Interview with Nick O’Connor: “Examining the Examiner”

    An Interview with Nick O’Connor: “Examining the Examiner”

    Following a series of podcasts exploring trainees’ experiences of the Scholarly Project assessment task, the latest episode of The Thought Broadcast shifts focus to the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). In response to the imbroglio arising from the failed delivery of the November 2021 audiovisual OSCE, we speak to Dr Nick O’Connor – RANZCP board member, and Chair of the Education Committee.
    Dr O’Connor provides candid responses to questions relating to how and why the AVOSCE was abandoned, as well as updating listeners on alternative assessment pathways for affected candidates.
    Dr O’Connor also addressed broader issues around bottlenecks in trainee progression to Fellowship and how the recently commissioned Australian Council for Education Research report may shape the future of RANZCP assessments.
    Dr O’Connor is interviewed by Trainee Editor Oliver Robertson, Associate Trainee Editors Bryan Bui and Michael Weightman, and Deputy Editor Andrew Amos.
    (Note: this interview was recorded on 10th December 2021, prior to the Australian Medical Council’s response to the RANZCP’s alternative assessment proposals).

    Resources: https://doi.org/10.1177/1039856220984034
    Music: https://freesound.org/people/ShadyDave/sounds/277375/
    Logo: Sidonie Prentice

    Disclaimer: 
    This podcast is provided to you for information purposes only and to provide a broad public understanding of various mental health topics.  The podcast may represent the views of the author and not necessarily the views of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists ('RANZCP'). The podcast is not to be relied upon as medical advice, or as a substitute for medical advice, does not establish a doctor-patient relationship and should not be a substitute for individual clinical judgement.  By accessing The RANZCP's podcasts you also agree to the full terms and conditions of the RANZCP's Website. Expert mental health information and finding a psychiatrist in Australian or New Zealand is available on the RANZCP’s Your Health In Mind Website.

    • 1 hr
    An Interview with Alisha Thomson: “No Substitute for Experience”

    An Interview with Alisha Thomson: “No Substitute for Experience”

    Dr Alisha Thomson takes trainee welfare personally. Her journey from psychiatry trainee, to patient, to a career in medical administration, is the backdrop to her scholarly project looking at after-hours workflow and its impact on registrar well-being. Listen to Alisha speak passionately about her drive to build healthy and effective workplaces in Australian hospitals. She also highlights the novice investigator’s tendency for non-specific data collection and emphasises the benefits of experienced mentors. Alisha is interviewed by Associate Trainee Editor Michael Weightman, Deputy Editor Andrew Amos and Trainee Editor Oliver Robertson.

    1. Thomson A, McDermott B. Psychiatry after-hours: factors impacting workload and workflow. Australasian Psychiatry. 2021;29(3):349-351. doi:10.1177/1039856220984034

    Resources: https://doi.org/10.1177/1039856220984034
    Music: https://freesound.org/people/ShadyDave/sounds/277375/
    Logo: Sidonie Prentice

    Disclaimer: 
    This podcast is provided to you for information purposes only and to provide a broad public understanding of various mental health topics.  The podcast may represent the views of the author and not necessarily the views of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists ('RANZCP'). The podcast is not to be relied upon as medical advice, or as a substitute for medical advice, does not establish a doctor-patient relationship and should not be a substitute for individual clinical judgement.  By accessing The RANZCP's podcasts you also agree to the full terms and conditions of the RANZCP's Website. Expert mental health information and finding a psychiatrist in Australian or New Zealand is available on the RANZCP’s Your Health In Mind Website.

    • 24 min
    An Interview with Malcolm Forbes: "Systematic Reviews for Scholarly Success"

    An Interview with Malcolm Forbes: "Systematic Reviews for Scholarly Success"

    In this episode, guest Dr Malcolm Forbes tells the story of his scholarly project on neuroimaging in first episode psychosis (1, 2) and provides a how to guide on the systematic review process (3). With its origins in his former life as a general medical registrar, Malcolm’s project challenged conventional wisdom and shows trainees that their work can have global significance. Malcolm is joined by a full complement of Associate Trainee Editors in Michael Weightman and Bryan Bui, along with Trainee Editor Oliver Robertson and Deputy Editor Andrew Amos.

    1. Forbes M, Stefler D, Velakoulis D, et al. The clinical utility of structural neuroimaging in first-episode psychosis: a systematic review. Aust N Z J Psychiatry 2019; 53(11):1093–1104. DOI: 10.1177/0004867419848035

    2. Forbes M, Somasundaram A, et al. When should we image our patients? Appropriate use of imaging in inpatient psychiatry. Australasian Psychiatry 202; 29(3):286-288. DOI: 10.1177/1039856220934313

    3. Kisely S, Siskind D. Undertaking a systematic review and meta-analysis for a scholarly project: an updated practical guide Australasian Psychiatry 2020; 28(1):106-111. DOI: 10.1177/1039856219875063

    Music: https://freesound.org/people/ShadyDave/sounds/277375/
    Logo: Sidonie Prentice


    Disclaimer: 
    This podcast is provided to you for information purposes only and to provide a broad public understanding of various mental health topics.  The podcast may represent the views of the author and not necessarily the views of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists ('RANZCP'). The podcast is not to be relied upon as medical advice, or as a substitute for medical advice, does not establish a doctor-patient relationship and should not be a substitute for individual clinical judgement.  By accessing The RANZCP's podcasts you also agree to the full terms and conditions of the RANZCP's Website. Expert mental health information and finding a psychiatrist in Australian or New Zealand is available on the RANZCP’s Your Health In Mind Website.

    • 29 min
    An Interview with Jeremy Couper (Part 2): “Granny Flats, Boats and a Block of Flats”

    An Interview with Jeremy Couper (Part 2): “Granny Flats, Boats and a Block of Flats”

    This episode is a continuation of episode two Start Early, the interview with chair of the Scholarly Project Subcommittee Assoc. Professor Jeremy Couper. In this extended discussion, Jeremy covers the exemption pathway in greater depth. Then, along with panel member Andrew Amos, Jeremy offers guidance around the publication cycle and identifies ways that supervisors and trainees can troubleshoot faltering projects. The conversation moves to ideas on how trainees can support one another in the completion of the scholarly project and finishes with the story of Jeremy’s first research project. He explains that his mixed qualitative/quantitative study was the beginning of his doctorate, or, as Jeremy puts it, the first apartment in his block of flats. 

    Music: https://freesound.org/people/ShadyDave/sounds/277375/

    Disclaimer: 
    This podcast is provided to you for information purposes only and to provide a broad public understanding of various mental health topics.  The podcast may represent the views of the author and not necessarily the views of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists ('RANZCP'). The podcast is not to be relied upon as medical advice, or as a substitute for medical advice, does not establish a doctor-patient relationship and should not be a substitute for individual clinical judgement.  By accessing The RANZCP's podcasts you also agree to the full terms and conditions of the RANZCP's Website. Expert mental health information and finding a psychiatrist in Australian or New Zealand is available on the RANZCP’s Your Health In Mind Website.

    • 19 min
    An Interview with Jeremy Couper: “Start Early”

    An Interview with Jeremy Couper: “Start Early”

    The second episode of the series welcomes Assoc. Professor Jeremy Couper, chair of the Scholarly Project Subcommittee, to provide trainees with valuable insights into the make-up of successful projects. Jeremy offers an open discussion on the expectations of the college, common trainee pitfalls, and tips for completing and submitting work of publishable standard. Not only for trainees, this primer will also be appreciated by supervisors who are looking to maximise the output of their supervisees. Episode 2 also introduces regular panel member Dr Michael Weightman.

    Music: https://freesound.org/people/ShadyDave/sounds/277375/

    Disclaimer:
    This podcast is provided to you for information purposes only and to provide a broad public understanding of various mental health topics.  The podcast may represent the views of the author and not necessarily the views of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists ('RANZCP'). The podcast is not to be relied upon as medical advice, or as a substitute for medical advice, does not establish a doctor-patient relationship and should not be a substitute for individual clinical judgement.  By accessing The RANZCP's podcasts you also agree to the full terms and conditions of the RANZCP's Website. Expert mental health information and finding a psychiatrist in Australian or New Zealand is available on the RANZCP’s Your Health In Mind Website.

    • 21 min
    An Interview with Bryan Bui: “Observation to Publication”

    An Interview with Bryan Bui: “Observation to Publication”

    The first episode of this trainee generated podcast series explores the journey of an original research project from real-world clinical observation through to publication. Focussing on the scholarly project of podcast co-creator and Associate Trainee Editor of Australasian Psychiatry Dr Bryan Bui(1), the conversation demonstrates how trainees can find meaningful research opportunities in their routine clinical care. Dr Bui is also candid about the challenges, and great benefits, of conducting research in a remote training location. This start to the series exemplifies that through conversation we can demystify the scholarly project and humanise the research experience. Episode 1 also introduces Dr Oliver Robertson and Dr Andrew Amos as hosts of The Thought Broadcast, while Dr Michael Weightman was unavailable for recording but was integral in the creation of the series.

    1. Bui TA, Wijesekera N. Unemployment and the rate of psychoactive-substance-related psychiatric hospital admission in regional Queensland: An observational, longitudinal study. Australas Psychiatry 2019; 27(4):388-391. DOI: 10.1177/1039856219859265 
    Music: https://freesound.org/people/ShadyDave/sounds/277375/

    Disclaimer: 
    This podcast is provided to you for information purposes only and to provide a broad public understanding of various mental health topics.  The podcast may represent the views of the author and not necessarily the views of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists ('RANZCP'). The podcast is not to be relied upon as medical advice, or as a substitute for medical advice, does not establish a doctor-patient relationship and should not be a substitute for individual clinical judgement.  By accessing The RANZCP's podcasts you also agree to the full terms and conditions of the RANZCP's Website. Expert mental health information and finding a psychiatrist in Australian or New Zealand is available on the RANZCP’s Your Health In Mind Website.

    • 21 min

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