Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Being a Doctor

Who should be a doctor?
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Who should be a doctor? What’s it really like being a doctor?

In this webinar, we answer:

  • What does a career in medicine really involve?
  • What does the medical pathway look like?
  • What are the positives and gritty negatives you should expect?
  • What kinds of personalities, values and motivations make a successful doctor?
  • What kinds of people will find medicine unfulfilling?
This is modified from our Medical Insights NZ free webinar series held in July 2020, featuring guests Dr Elizabeth Berryman (founder of Chnnl – a workplace mental health app) and Dr Sanjeev Krishna (surgical registrar and co-founder of the world’s first Measles screening chatbot and Āmio, the popular COVID-19 chatbot from Ark Health Discovery)


4:23 – Brief Summary of Medical Pathway in NZ (From Premed Student to Doctor)
12:48 – Education and Leadership within the medical career
16:28 – Daily life of a Junior Doctor [THE REAL TRUTH]
25:54 – Positives and negatives about the medical career
41:20 – Would you recommend medicine as a career to your children?
43:11 – Doctors’ roles in the next 20 years (the rise of technological advancements)
45:04 – As a house officer do you get assigned to a registrar or other doctors?
47:45 – Has becoming a nurse before becoming a doctor helped you with studying and long hours?
52:33 – Neurosurgery as a NZ doctor?
55:50 – What’s the process of specialising?
59:19 – Having a family and being a surgeon
1:03:55 – Dealing with anxiety and stress as doctors
1:04:23 – Tips for 17 to 18 year old students on dealing with stress and anxiety
01:16:23 – As a doctor would you recommend a flexible go with the flow mindset?
01:18:50 – How do you deal with patient deaths?
01:21:01 – Is it worth going overseas to study medicine?
01:25:48 – What makes a GOOD doctor?

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Justin Sung
Justin Sung
Justin is a medical doctor, University of Auckland graduate, published research author, certified teacher, and founder of JTT. He has assisted thousands of students into healthcare careers since 2011, making him New Zealand's individually most experienced medical entry expert. He regularly works with schools and organisations to help students and professionals learn more effectively.

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