Advocacy and doctors-in-training: starting fresh and staying passionate
Dr Kate Kearney, Deputy Co-Chair, AMACDT discusses the important role as an advocate that doctors in training can perform in the latest Doctor in Training column in Australian Medicine.
“In the current climate, where overtime, overwork, hours and health and wellbeing of doctors in training is frequent topic of conversation, DITs often find themselves advocating for our colleagues and juniors. To know that our colleagues and our seniors have our backs, and will support us, is what makes it possible to do the hard and difficult things when they arise” Dr Kearney says.
“I’d encourage anyone not currently doing so to get involved with something bigger than themselves as well. There’s a great number of opportunities to become involved in professional organisations, advocacy organisations and other volunteer organisations doing good work for the profession and for specific communities.”