TMC040: ICU with Dr Stephen Warrilow

TMC040: ICU with Dr Stephen Warrilow

Dr Stephen Warrilow is the director of ICU at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. Dr Warrilow discovered his passion for ICU after a stint at Bendigo during his junior doctor years. He was particularly fascinated with the “breadth of practice” ICU

TMC039: General Practice and Life Advice with Dr Tom Shashian

TMC039: General Practice and Life Advice with Dr Tom Shashian

Dr Tom Shashian is a GP working at two clinics in metropolitan Melbourne. Originally from Adelaide, Tom completed his medical training at Frankston and Monash, where he began down the O&G pathway. However, he found that this lifestyle simply “wasn’t compatible”

TMC038: Rheumatology and Academics with Dr Michelle Leech

TMC038: Rheumatology and Academics with Dr Michelle Leech

Prof Michelle Leech is a rheumatology consultant and deputy dean at Monash University’s Faculty of Medicine. It is hard to believe that she was once a self-described “shy” medical student that dreaded answering questions given her success as a doctor!

TMC037: Plastic surgery with Dr Alan Briedahl

TMC037: Plastic surgery with Dr Alan Briedahl

Dr Alan Briedahl is a plastic surgery consultant working at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Today, we chat to him about his journey from GP-loving medical student to his lofty positions today! As an intern, Alan decided to specialise due to the

TMC036: Neurosurgery and Women in Medicine with Dr Heidi McAlpine

TMC036: Neurosurgery and Women in Medicine with Dr Heidi McAlpine

Dr Heidi McAlpine is a neurosurgery registrar at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. Today, she gives us fantastic insight into what it’s like being the only female registrar currently on the program! While occasionally being mistaken for another, more junior member

TMC035: Oncology with Dr Ranjana Srivastava

TMC035: Oncology with Dr Ranjana Srivastava

Dr Ranjana Srivastava is a well-decorated oncologist that also holds numerous accolades, including TIME Magazine’s Top 50 most influential people of 2015 winner, recipient of the Order of Australia, and award-winning author for The Guardian. As a medical student, she enjoyed

TMC034: Emergency Medicine and MUMUS with Dr Belinda Hibble

TMC034: Emergency Medicine and MUMUS with Dr Belinda Hibble

Dr Belinda Hibble is an emergency medicine physician currently working in Geelong. Her self-admitted short attention span and desire to experience a variety of encounters in a single day makes her perfectly suitable for her position. Based in a rural

TMC033: Obstetrics and Gynaecology with Dr Shavi Fernando

TMC033: Obstetrics and Gynaecology with Dr Shavi Fernando

Dr Shavi Fernando is an obstetrics and gynaecology consultant working in metropolitan Melbourne. As a medical student, he gravitated towards O&G and paediatrics, deciding on the former after a BMedSci, an initiative he encourages us all to take. He is

TMC032: Public Health with Dr Geordan Shannon

TMC032: Public Health with Dr Geordan Shannon

Dr Geordan Shannon is a doctor in the pubic health sphere. Her work has taken her around the world, from her role as a rural medical officer  in Katherine, to completing a PhD at the UCL institute of global health,

TMC031: Public Health with Dr Alessandro Demaio

TMC031: Public Health with Dr Alessandro Demaio

Dr Alessandro Demaio is a doctor in the field of public health that works for the World Health Organisation. He has pioneered several global public health movements, including NCD free, the UN decade of action on nutrition, and Festival 21. Alessandro’s

TMC030: ENT with Mr Philip Jumeau

TMC030: ENT with Mr Philip Jumeau

Mr Philip Jumeau is an ENT surgeon working in Melbourne. Philip takes enormous pride in his calling, most of which involves nasal reconstructive work, which he finds challenging but rewarding. The “growth and change” he sees in his patients after

TMC029: Paediatrics with Dr Daniel Golshevsky

TMC029: Paediatrics with Dr Daniel Golshevsky

Dr. Daniel Golshevsky is a paediatrics consultant working in metropolitan Melbourne. As a student and junior doctor, Daniel had the “pleasure and displeasure” of enjoying every rotation, a dilemma to which many of us can relate. But before he committed

TMC028: Rheumatology with Dr Michael Gingold

TMC028: Rheumatology with Dr Michael Gingold

Dr Michael Gingold is a rheumatology consultant working in Melbourne. Today, we unpack this oft forgotten specialty, in which Michael has an abundance of experience. His training has taken him all over the world, and he is yet to meet

TMC027: Geriatrics with Dr Chris Karayiannis

TMC027: Geriatrics with Dr Chris Karayiannis

Dr Chris Karayiannis is a consultant geriatrician working in Melbourne. Originally from New Zealand, he was drawn to Australia in his resident year by its reputation for good working conditions, and has loved it ever since. Chris liked pretty much

TMC026: Neurosurgery with Dr Leon Lai

TMC026: Neurosurgery with Dr Leon Lai

Dr Leon Lai is a neurosurgery consultant at Monash Health. Leon has always been a focused and driven doctor, never considering any specialty other than neurosurgery. His special interest lies in vascular neurosurgery, although this is somewhat in decline due

TMC025: Anaesthetics/MSF with Dr Chris Brasher

TMC025: Anaesthetics/MSF with Dr Chris Brasher

Dr Chris Brasher is an anaesthetics consultant who has worked extensively for Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF). He was inspired by the calmness of anaesthetists in “coping with” and “fixing” chaotic situations. After training as a junior doctor in Melbourne, Chris flew

TMC024: Ophthalmology with Dr Ahmed Hassan

TMC024: Ophthalmology with Dr Ahmed Hassan

Dr Ahmed Hassan is an ophthalmologist working in Victoria. We begin our conversation today with how Ahmed stumbled into ophthalmology during his HMO 2 year in Bendigo (quite literally!). Having entered medicine with a background interest in fine arts and crafts,

TMC023: Infectious Diseases with Dr Jillian Lau

TMC023: Infectious Diseases with Dr Jillian Lau

Dr Jillian Lau is an Infectious Diseases registrar at Box Hill.  Throughout her junior doctor years, various specialties stood out to Jillian. Her enthusiasm for surgery and cardiology were dampened by the lifestyle sacrifices she would have to make, while

TMC022: Orthopaedics with Dr Rabi Solaiman

TMC022: Orthopaedics with Dr Rabi Solaiman

Dr Rabi Solaiman is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon working in metropolitan Melbourne. Initially drawn to cardiology and neurology, Dr Solaiman’s experience in his ED rotation as an intern solidified his career outlook, where he contrasted the uncertain and “longitudinal” journey of

TMC021: General Medicine with Dr Eugene Teh

TMC021: General Medicine with Dr Eugene Teh

Dr Eugene Teh is a General Medicine consultant working in metropolitan Melbourne. Our discussion with him today centres around the growing and ever-changing role of the generalist, which is no longer a “specialty by default”. Indeed, Dr Teh explains why

TMC020: Pathology with Dr Shane Battye

TMC020: Pathology with Dr Shane Battye

Dr Shane Battye is a pathology consultant working primarily in anatomical pathology. We begin our conversation today by diving into his pathway into pathology. Shane eschewed studying aerospace engineering to enter medicine, and eventually found a field where he could indulge

TMC019: Endocrinology with Dr Eleanor Thong

TMC019: Endocrinology with Dr Eleanor Thong

Dr Eleanor Thong is an endocrinology fellow at Monash Health. She settled upon endocrinology as a resident, where she gleaned satisfaction from the “direct results” she saw when treating patients. It was this “black and white” nature of the specialty that drew

TMC018: Radiology with Dr Sid Levy

TMC018: Radiology with Dr Sid Levy

Dr Sid Levy is an advanced radiology and nuclear medicine trainee. He originally intended to be a surgeon, only changing his career pathway late in his training (during his PhD). However, while his career “took a hit” in making this choice,

TMC017: Psychiatry with Dr Jeffrey Kirwan

TMC017: Psychiatry with Dr Jeffrey Kirwan

Dr. Jeffrey Kirwan is a psychiatry consultant at Eastern Health who hails from a small town in New Zealand. His experience in rural hospitals, he feels, greatly accelerated his learning as a junior doctor. He explains when the best time to

TMC016: Gastroenterology with Dr Paul Urquhart

TMC016: Gastroenterology with Dr Paul Urquhart

Dr. Paul Urquhart is a Gastroenterology consultant based in Melbourne. Today, we dive into his journey into gastroenterology, starting with what drew him into the field and the many places he has travelled to research and train. Paul spent time in

TMC015: Cardiology with Dr Kate Rankin

TMC015: Cardiology with Dr Kate Rankin

Dr Kate Rankin is a cardiology registrar at Eastern Health. Originally from rural Victoria, Kate has travelled to wonderful cities and brought back world-class skills from these conferences during her training. We discuss what she enjoys about cardiology, including the split between “fixing”

TMC014: Anaesthetics with Dr Aman Sarai

TMC014: Anaesthetics with Dr Aman Sarai

Dr Aman Sarai is a first year anaesthetics consultant. Today, we delve into the role of the anaesthetist, which, as most doctors are unaware of, goes beyond putting patients to sleep and sitting on their smartphone. We discuss what happens before,

TMC012: Public Health with Dr Lloyd Nash

TMC012: Public Health with Dr Lloyd Nash

Dr Lloyd Nash is a General Medicine consultant, public health advocate and founder of entrepreneurial organisation Global Ideas. Lloyd’s pioneering work in the global health sphere has taken him from the freezing blizzards of Antarctica to the scalding heat of the

TMC010: Emergency Medicine with Dr Farhat Zarei

TMC010: Emergency Medicine with Dr Farhat Zarei

Dr Farhat Zarei is an Emergency Medicine consultant working in several metropolitan hospitals. Today, we talk to him about what drew him to this field and the pathway he pursued to enter it. He discusses how students can make the

TMC009: Pathology with Dr Tarini Fernando

TMC009: Pathology with Dr Tarini Fernando

Dr Tarini Fernando is a senior pathology registrar currently completing her advanced training.  She decided quite early on to pursue this pathway after enjoying her elective rotation in forensic pathology in her final year of university. We discussed with her

TMC008: Renal Medicine with Dr Chris Sia

TMC008: Renal Medicine with Dr Chris Sia

Dr Chris Sia is a renal medicine registrar in his second year of advanced training. Like many of us, Chris found it difficult to decide what he wanted to specialise in – he only decided on Renal during his second

TMC007: Colorectal Surgery with Mr. Raaj Chandra

TMC007: Colorectal Surgery with Mr. Raaj Chandra

This week’s podcast is an interview with Mr. Raaj Chandra, who is a consultant colorectal surgeon at The Royal Melbourne and Box Hill hospitals. Mr Chandra took a slightly different pathway to most through his junior doctor years – he

TMC006: General Medicine with Dr Piyumi Wijesundera

TMC006: General Medicine with Dr Piyumi Wijesundera

Hey listeners – this week we have a chat to Dr. Piyumi Wijesundera who is a general medicine registrar. Dr. Wijesundera is very passionate about her field and it is really great to hear from someone who so thoroughly enjoys

TMC005: Radiology with Dr Da Cheng Liu

TMC005: Radiology with Dr Da Cheng Liu

If you’re interested in what we’re doing and would like to join our team, head over to our Get Involved page to apply for a position!  Dr. Da Cheng Liu is a Radiology registrar at The Alfred hospital. In this

TMC004: Endocrinology with Dr Jessie Teng

TMC004: Endocrinology with Dr Jessie Teng

This week’s podcast is with Dr. Jessie Teng, a consultant in endocrinology who holds various posts at different hospitals across Victoria. She provides insight into how to go about choosing a career pathway and steps to take in order find

TMC003: General Surgery with Mr Yahya Al-Habbal

TMC003: General Surgery with Mr Yahya Al-Habbal

Mr. Yahya Al-Habbal is a General Surgical fellow who completed his training at the Austin Hospital and is currently working with Eastern Health. In this podcast, he talks about what is expected from a general surgical trainee on a day-to-day

TMC002: Gastroenterology with Dr Sern Yeoh

TMC002: Gastroenterology with Dr Sern Yeoh

Dr. Sern Yeoh is a Gastroenterology fellow who completed majority of his junior training at Austin Hospital and travelled to Hobart for the beginning of his Advanced Training. In this podcast, he talks about how he decided to pursue Gastroenterology

TMC001: Cardiology with A/Prof Andrew MacIsaac

TMC001: Cardiology with A/Prof Andrew MacIsaac

Associate Professor Andrew MacIsaac is the Director of Cardiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He also holds a role as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer and is responsible for all junior medical staff at the hospital. This podcast focuses on the cardiology

TMC000: Welcome to TMC

TMC000: Welcome to TMC

  Hey everyone! We are really excited to bring you this project, and we hope you benefit in some way from listening to our show. You can vote for the first episode here on our blog. Choose wisely! We have