Stay sane: self-care tips for medical students

Apr 4, 2017

“There is a really strong sense that if we are good doctors we just cope… and we don’t show our cracks and we don’t show our weaknesses” – Associate Professor Amanda Walker.

onthewards founder Dr James Edwards talks to Associate Professor Amanda Walker in a podcast developed recently by onthewards about mental health issues in the medical profession and self-care tips during your medical training. Associate Professor Amanda Walker is a specialist in palliative medicine and a Senior Clinical Advisor at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. She has worked at the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission developing programs addressing diagnostic error and end of life care, and has worked as a clinician, educator and administrator in South Western Sydney.

Listen to podcast

For more podcasts as well as blogs, visit onthewards.org

Health and wellbeing

Avant has a range of information, support and advice on health and wellbeing on our website, tailored for medical students to help you better face the challenges of a career in medicine.

Avant and onthewards partnership

Avant has partnered with onthewards, a free open access medical education website, run by junior doctors, and dedicated to delivering practical, high quality online resources for medical students and junior doctors.

onthewards was developed to address the gap in formal education specifically designed for, and aimed at, junior doctors.

What started as podcasts for junior doctors at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital grew into a website that improves the availability of online resources for early career doctors. Avant and onthewards have committed to working closely together to develop risk management content tailored for junior doctors.

Avant sponsors onthewards as part of our strategic partnerships program.

The podcast has been republished with the permission of onthewards. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of Avant. Avant is not responsible for the accuracy of any information contained in the podcast.

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