RACS telehealth survey – results are in!
Professor Mark Frydenberg explains the results of the RACS telehealth survey.
The most interesting ASC yet!
RACS Annual Scientific Congress Convenor, Professor Wendy Brown, discusses the challenges and rewards of preparing for what will be the most interesting ASC yet.
Applauding flexible training
Mr Robert Whitfield, a staff specialist surgeon at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, discusses the advantages of flexible training.
2020 Budget – Takeouts for surgeons
Michael Waycott, Director at The Bongiorno National Network, looks at the takeouts from the budget for those in the medical profession and for surgeons in particular.
One College Transformation: improving engagement
RACS Chief Executive Officer John Biviano, explains how the One College Transformation Program is changing the way members engage with the College.
New Fellow Rural Placement
Dr Michael Basedow explains his involvement in New Fellow Rural Placement program and highlights so far.
One College Transformation program for all
Dr Richard Perry explains the background of the One College Transformation program.
Giving the gift of sight in Timor Leste (Re-release)
Ophthalmologist Dr Nitin Verma discusses the development of the East Timor Eye Program since its small beginnings in the year 2000.
The importance of telehealth in a pandemic
Urological surgeon Professor Mark Frydenberg discusses the advantages telehealth has brought to both patients and medical professionals.
A lifetime of service in the Northern Territory
General surgeon Associate Professor Phillip Carson talks about his career highlights in the Top End.
MALT: a useful tool for mentors and Trainees
Paediatric surgeon Mr Paul Jackson explains the benefits of the RACS Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool for both mentors and their Trainees.
A migrant's journey to practice in regional Victoria
General surgeon Ms Ruth Bollard discusses the professional and lifestyle opportunities of rural and regional areas.
Innovators in stem cell transplantation
Associate Professor Claudia Di Bella explains how BioFab3D's cartilage project aims to build biological structures with the use of stem cells printed within a gelatinous scaffold, and then cultured in 3D.
COVID-19 and the impacts on Indigenous health
Deputy Chair of the Foundation for Surgery and member of the Indigenous Health Committee, Dr Ruth Mitchell discusses inequalities of health outcomes in the face of COVID-19.
From Broken Hill to Oxford - a PhD student's passion to advance Indigenous health
Junior doctor and Wiradjuri woman Dr Claudia Paul says she would like to see surgical care more equitable to all Australians, including better accessibility and health care outcomes to Indigenous Australians.
Using MALT as an audit tool
Bariatric surgeon Dr John Treacy explains how he and his colleagues at the Royal Darwin Hospital have participated in an audit using the Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool.
Coronavirus cash flow assistance for businesses and what medical practitioners need to know about their own finances
To help understand the effect the coronavirus is having on the global economy we hear from Simon Farmer, managing director of Walshs Financial Planning and Partner, Hugh Walsh, discussing the federal government's cash flow assistance for businesses and other packages to assist medical practices.
Opening up opportunities for women in surgery
Associate Professor Mukherjee discusses opportunities for women in surgery.
How major changes to income protection insurance might affect you
Michael Waycott, a Director of the Bongiorno Group, discusses major changes to income protection insurance.
Reflections on frontline volunteering
Sydney vascular surgeon Dr John Swinnen OAM discusses his voluntary work with Médecins Sans Frontières.
In favour of a surgical career outside the capital cities
Associate Professor Kerin Fielding discusses how country areas are uniquely rewarding for surgeons and their careers, as well as being great places to live.
To treat or not to treat: the palliative care question (Re-release)
Interview with palliative medicine specialist Dr Will Cairns from Queensland Health.
The effects of unconscious sexism in surgery (Re-release)
Dr Katrina Hutchison discusses the impact of unconscious sexism in surgery and steps needed to raise awareness of this important issue.
The story behind surgical separation of conjoined twins, Nima and Dawa (Re-release)
Dr Joe Crameri, Head of Paediatric Surgery at the RCH explains the details of the successful operation and the ongoing post-surgical care for the resilient and much-loved twins.
Benefits of surgical overseas volunteering
Dr Thomas Schaefer, an orthopaedic surgeon in Western Australia discusses volunteering overseas.
Port Macquarie: Tale of two surgeons in a regional city
Living and working in regional parts of Australia can be immensely rewarding for surgeons. Port Macquarie on NSW's mid-north coast has been an attractive place to call home for both Dr Kesley Pedler and Dr Rupert Snyman and their respective families. They discuss why they made the move, the work that they do, some of the challenges of working in a regional city, and why they want to stay.
Celebrating the work of surgeons during NSW Surgeons Month
Specialist upper gastrointestinal surgeon, Dr Ken Loi has a number of priorities he'd like to address as RACS NSW State Committee Chair. In this episode, Dr Loi also discusses NSW Surgeons' Month which helps recognise and celebrate the wide variety of work that surgeons do.
Starting out in private practice – what you should know
To help shine a light on the financial considerations involved for Fellows entering into private practice, the Bongiorno National Network is running a series of workshops around Australia. Simon Farmer, Managing Director of Walshs, discusses business structures, debt management, wealth creation, personal insurance and more.
RACSTA: an important support for surgical Trainees
The College's Trainee Association – or RACSTA – serves an important role in representing the interests of surgical Trainees. Imogen Ibbett , Chair of RACSTA, explains the good work the organisation does and how it strongly advocates the quality of training, workplace culture and well-being of Trainees.
Combating the rise of mental illness
After facing his own battle with mental illness, cardiologist Dr Geoffrey Toogood champions mental health support for fellow medical professionals and the general public. He says it's important for people to talk about mental health issues in order to break down the stigma.
Welcome RACS new president, Dr Tony Sparnon
RACS recently welcomed its new president, Adelaide paediatric surgeon, Dr Tony Sparnon , who replaced outgoing president, Dr John Batten. He says it’s important that the College continues to adapt its surgical standards and professional values to keep pace with societal change.
Strategies to build resilience, reduce stress and maintain standards of performance
General surgeon Dr Richard Turner, who is Director of Hobart Clinical School and Professor of Surgery at University of Tasmania School of Medicine, explains the steps you can take to build resilience.
Counting the cost of health care in rural & regional Australia
ENT Surgeon and newly-appointed Chair of the RACS Rural Surgery Section Committee, Dr Bridget Clancy, outlines some of the steps that can be taken to address the shortages of surgeons in country regions.
Preparation for Practice workshops – Get set for a profitable future
Critical considerations for starting out in private practice are discussed in the Preparation for Practice workshops, launched by RACS and drawing on the expertise of accounting and financial advisory group, the Bongiorno National Network.