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AMSA Ampoule

By Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA)

The podcast where we discuss the things you don’t cover in med school!

Ampoule is hosted by the Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA); the peak representative body for Australia's 17,000+ up and coming doctors. Our podcasts will give you access to unparalleled, driven guests, upskill you in areas med school doesn't cover and will make you a more confident advocate about the areas you care about.
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Healthcare on the Frontlines - Ukraine
Healthcare on the Frontlines - Ukraine
In today's episode, we mark the 6 month anniversary of Russia's war in Ukraine by speaking to Elise West, the Executive Officer of the Medical Association for Prevention of War. We discuss the impact of this war on the healthcare system in Ukraine, as well as Elise's career in medical activism.  mapw.org.au @mapw_australia
47:25
September 05, 2022
Welcome to the 2022 Season of Ampoule!
Welcome to the 2022 Season of Ampoule!
Hi there from Niveditha and Divay! We will be your hosts for the 2022 season of the AMSA Ampoule. Get ready for another year of in-depth conversations with new and exciting guests. Look forward to monthly episodes starting soon! 
01:16
July 05, 2022
Living authentically with chronic illnesses
Living authentically with chronic illnesses
In this episode, Jess Gregory talks about her experiences with medicine, discusses how young doctors are leading the culture of collaborative care and highlights the importance of supporting medical students and junior doctors with chronic illnesses. ~~~~~~~ Jess is a 27 year old Australian living with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Fibromyalgia, PMDD, Migraine with Aura, and Sinus Tachycardia. She has memories of chronic pain, fatigue, and joint dislocations from the age of 12, but after her and her parents’ concerns were dismissed by multiple doctors, she felt she had no choice but to compartmentalise what was happening to her body and focus solely on her goal of pursuing a career in music. Jess’ health declined significantly at the end of 2019 after a particularly nasty sinus infection. Despite this, she optimistically proceeded with her plans to move to Belgium, believing that she could “push through” and undertake her Master’s Degree there. In a turn of events that will surprise absolutely no one, wilfully ignoring her symptoms lead Jess to become severely unwell and bed bound for over a year. During this time, Jess pushed for the more rigorous clinical evaluation that lead to her eventual diagnoses. She was then admitted to a specialised hospital rehabilitation program and she realised that she had an opportunity to change her life for the better. She could either keep living a lie and pretending that she was able bodied, or she could create a new life in which she worked with her body rather than against it. She now runs Delicate Little Petal, a website where she writes about physical and mental health issues and hopes to help others avoid the same cycle of shame and isolation by opening up about her own messy journey to diagnosis. She is particularly passionate about advocating for the normalisation of mobility aids and tackling the harmful systemic issues that delay the diagnosis of “invisible disabilities” like her own. She is also an ambassador of Healp.Co, a social networking site that also provides crowd sourced health information to those with chronic conditions. Jess continues to live in Belgium with her fiancé Haydn, and their child cat, Adora. In her spare time she enjoys vintage fashion and makeup, pilates, swimming, and unapologetically consuming terrible reality TV! You can find Jess on Instagram and Facebook at @delicatelittlepetal or on www.delicatelittlepetal.com.
01:44:49
November 01, 2021
Surgery, Music and Performance Enhancers
Surgery, Music and Performance Enhancers
Joining us today, we have Mr Phillip Antippa who is the director of the Lung Tumour Stream and director of Melbourne-based doctor's orchestra, Corpus Medicorum. In this episode we explore questions on the relationships between music and surgery, the use of performance enhancer in music and explore the potential of performance enhancers in surgery and medical training. Remember to seek a doctor’s advice before trying any new medication. To find out more, please subscribe to the podcast on your preferred streaming platform, and follow us on the “AMSA Ampoule” Facebook page.
32:37
October 08, 2021
Parenthood and Medicine featuring Dr Sarah Syed and Rami Dawood
Parenthood and Medicine featuring Dr Sarah Syed and Rami Dawood
Have you ever thought about starting a family while in medicine? 😃 AMSA AMPOULE is here to share with you an exciting interview with Dr Sarah Syed (Geriatrics physician trainee) and Rami Dawood (final year student doctor). They are a beautiful couple, both in medicine, who have recently had a baby girl, Safiya!! In this episode, Rami & Sarah will share their experience with parenthood and provide amazing advice to those considering starting a family 😍
45:21
August 05, 2021
Opioids and Big Pharma ft. David Juurlink
Opioids and Big Pharma ft. David Juurlink
Dr David Juurlink is a Canadian pharmacologist, toxicologist and internal medicine doctor. He is known for researching adverse effects caused by drug interactions, as well as an entertaining but informative presence on twitter. Notably, David has been publicly critical of regular prescribing of dangerous opioids like Tramadol and fentanyl.   In this episode, Dr Juurlink walks me through the basics of opioids and the origin of the opioid epidemic. In doing so, we speak about how doctors can fall into the trap of overprescribing and what we can do to prevent that. 
50:40
November 16, 2020
Donating Life ft. Liam Virtue
Donating Life ft. Liam Virtue
In this episode, Liam is kind enough to share his story with bone marrow donation and leukaemia. Liam is currently running a fundraiser for the leukaemia foundation and he speaks to me about some the great stuff they did for him and his family. Their publications taught lil' Liam what leukaemia was (and how to spell it), put a roof over Liam's family's heads for 6 months in the Brisbane CBD, and gave them Christmas presents to top it all off. Liam has some entertaining but informative stories centered around the good that comes about from bone marrow donation and donation in general. We have a pretty lengthy chat about the state of Liam’s head, having grown out his hair for the fundraiser, and finish up by debunking some of the myths associated with marrow donation.   If you would like to donate to Liam's fundraiser, please click on the following link or find it on Liam's facebook page (Liam Virtue): https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=793367&fbclid=IwAR2WkUnBJ0TpEye7-WFimetTj-Z2HVPT5ZoiBBhGfsllEFAulwv1pKmOW4M
39:29
November 01, 2020
Travis Lines ft. Policy
Travis Lines ft. Policy
Travis lines is a soon to be graduated MD/MPH student and our very own National Policy Officer for 2020. Travis is easily spotted in public, wearing at least one akubra and donning a pair of RMs at all times. Some say he even wears them swimming.   This episode serves as a great introduction to all things AMSA for the uninitiated and offers insight into what thoughts are generated under that red hair and great mane. We begin with discussion about xiao long bao and then transition into the process of policy making from its inception to its implementation. We cap off the episode with a heated debate regarding the proper use of the term 'footy' as well as some armchair epidemiology.
58:53
October 25, 2020
Living Life as a Quadriplegic Doctor ft. Dinesh Palipana
Living Life as a Quadriplegic Doctor ft. Dinesh Palipana
Dinesh Palipana OAM is an Australian doctor, legal professional and disability advocate. During medical school Dinesh was involved in a car accident and suffered a spinal cord injury and quadriplegia. That didn’t stop him though - Dinesh went on to finish medical school and became the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland. Since then, Dinesh became the team doctor for the Gold Coast Titans Physical Disability Rugby League team and became a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia.   In this episode I chat to Dinesh about his journey through medicine and the massive hurdles he managed to overcome. We go on to speak about some of his advocacy work for Doctors with Disabilities Australia and finish on a conversation about how to approach life's challenges
46:40
October 18, 2020
Leaving Medicine for Writing ft. Nick Earls
Leaving Medicine for Writing ft. Nick Earls
Nick Earls writes long, short and medium-sized fiction, so far tallying 27 books for adults, teenagers and children. In addition to being a prolific Brisbane author, he is a University of Queensland Medical School Alumni and worked as a GP for 10 years. After leaving medicine for writing, Nick went full circle and is now teaching a creative writing course to second year medical students at UQ. Nick is full of anecdotes and never fails to entertain.   In this episode, we chat about Nick's transition from medicine into writing and how fiction can inform empathy in practice along with several hilarious insights into the life of an author.
55:47
October 08, 2020
Mellissa Naidoo: Self care for doctors and learning how to say no to opportunities
Mellissa Naidoo: Self care for doctors and learning how to say no to opportunities
In the final episode of the Mel2.0 podcast series we have double the Mel! Our team member Mel sits down with Dr. Mellissa Naidoo who in this episode discusses how her career in medicine evolved from being a budding paediatrician, to then discovering a passion for medical leadership and advocacy, for not just women in medicine but also diversity in medicine. She emphasises the importance of knowing when to say yes to opportunities, but also the importance of saying no. With the unique perspective of medicine as both a doctor and patient she reflects on how important it is to keep things in perspective and take care of yourself in order to take care of your patients. 
01:06:44
August 05, 2020
Armando Hasudungan: Visualising Medicine
Armando Hasudungan: Visualising Medicine
Dr. Armando Faigl, or as you may know him, Armando Hasudungan from Armando Hasudungan Medicine and Biology Videos, is a successful online educator and doctor currently undertaking his Basic Physician Training. Since 2011, Armando has amassed a cult-like following of over 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube for his unique illustrations that simplify even the most elusive concepts, not to mention his other social media outlets. In this episode, Armando generously sat down with our academic officer, Liss, to discuss his experience as a Science Communicator, YouTube sensation and doctor. Armando provided some incredibly practical tips on communicating complex concepts, creating educational resources and how to both give and receive feedback. Armando also provided incredible insight on how to become, as well as what life is like as a BPT. You can find out more about Armando’s content on his YouTube channel and Instagram, as well as find his t-shirts here!
59:43
August 04, 2020
Kieran Kennedy and Janet Lowndes: Biting Back - Eating Disorders
Kieran Kennedy and Janet Lowndes: Biting Back - Eating Disorders
Eating disorders can be terribly debilitating conditions that isolate people with them in shame and secrecy. But they are also very much at the intersection of various aspects of society, from the medical field, to cultural trends. Join our guests Dr Kieran Kennedy and Ms Janet Lowndes with M2.0 team member Daryl, as we bite back, and talk about what all medical students should know about eating disorders, and how we can shape our culture and communities to have a healthier relationship with food and eating.
01:11:04
August 04, 2020
Renee Lim: Learning to be Graceful Under Pressure- Approaching Culture and Mental Health Improvement
Renee Lim: Learning to be Graceful Under Pressure- Approaching Culture and Mental Health Improvement
Dr. Renee Lim is an incredible woman who wears many hats, as a doctor, educator and performer. In this episode, Renee sat down with our Academic Officer, Liss, to discuss her most recent project, Grace Under Pressure. This verbatim project explored the juxtaposition that is the expectations put on healthcare workers and the reality of the day to day experience, and how this impacts the culture of our workplaces, and the mental health of those who work within them. Renee shares an incredibly honest account of her own experience of mental health and how she faced the experience of miscarrying whilst mourning the death of her partner. Renee provides some incredible tips on how we can work on not only our own mental health, but how we can support each other to improve the culture of medicine and in turn the mental health of our peers and ourselves. You can get in contact with Renee here!   Trigger warning: This episode explicitly discusses miscarriage, bereavement and suicide attempts. If these topics cause you distress, please consider listening up until 27:30, from 46:30-58:15, as well as from 1:00:50 as Renee provides some incredible practical tips on how we can to continue to improve the culture of medicine as well as the mental health of ourselves and our peers.   If you find this episode distressing and would like some support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
01:17:26
August 03, 2020
Chris Edwards: The Art Within Medicine
Chris Edwards: The Art Within Medicine
In this episode, our team member Angela sat down with Christopher Edwards, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and self-taught sculptor. Join us as we explore Christopher's belief that some exposure to art and the humanities is of great benefit to the practice of medicine and surgery, as they greatly improve a doctor’s powers of observation!
59:34
July 30, 2020
Mimi Zilliacus, Angela Stratton, Ian Wilson, Dan Wilson, Louise Manning & Sarah Lim: Victorian Rural Generalist Program
Mimi Zilliacus, Angela Stratton, Ian Wilson, Dan Wilson, Louise Manning & Sarah Lim: Victorian Rural Generalist Program
In this episode, our team member Caitlin sat down with an expert panel, including Mimi Zilliacus from the Victorian Rural Generalist Program (VRGP), along with rural generalists and VRGP clinical leads Dr. Angela Stratton and Dr. Ian Wilson and three lovely rural generalists in training Dr. Sarah Lim, Dr. Louise Manning and Dr. Dan Wilson. Our speakers explore the highs and lows of being a rural generalist, and describe how students can become a rural generalist in the future! 
32:19
July 28, 2020
David Griffin: COVID-19 in Australia
David Griffin: COVID-19 in Australia
Dr. David Griffin currently works as an Infectious Diseases Fellow at the Alfred Hospital, where he is actively involved in the COVID-19 response. David is a medical graduate of the University of Queensland, where he was awarded the Karl Kessler Memorial Prize for Infectious Diseases. After working in Queensland, David returned to Melbourne to complete his physician training, and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in Infectious Diseases, in 2020. He also holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Sydney in communicable diseases. While his interests in infectious diseases and healthcare are broad, his current research is centred around COVID-19, HIV and transplant infectious diseases. There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most pivotal events we have encountered in recent history, and in this episode David sits down with our team member Ray to discuss the pandemic from a doctor's perspective, as well as the progression and likely future of the virus in Australia.
01:05:12
July 27, 2020
Peter Brukner: Running ahead- Life as an exercise and sport physician
Peter Brukner: Running ahead- Life as an exercise and sport physician
In this episode our team member Melinda sat down with Dr. Peter Brukner, a world renowned specialist sports and exercise physician who played a key role in establishing sports medicine as a medical specialty in Australia. We spoke about his experiences working with various sporting teams including the Australian Cricket Club and Liverpool Football Club and sportspeople such as Cathy Freeman, Phil Hughes and Luis Suarez. Peter also shared advice for budding sports physicians-to-be on how to get involved and gain valuable experiences.
01:09:50
July 27, 2020
Bradley Frew: Life rafts and life saving- From sea to GP
Bradley Frew: Life rafts and life saving- From sea to GP
Dr. Bradley Frew is a General Practitioner in Hastings, Victoria and a medical educator for the Monash University Peninsula Clinical School. He served as a Medical Officer in the Royal Australian Navy for several years following the undergraduate sponsorship scheme. In this episode, Brad sat down with our team member Caitlin to discuss his time in the Navy. Like the highs and lows of the tide, Brad's experience in the Navy had its ups and downs. He shares his experience with PTSD and how his lived experience prepared him to work with returned service-people and those who have experienced complex trauma. There are many pearls hidden in the depths of this episode, though it has a medical focus, Brad shares advice that Caitlin believes everyone should hear.
57:52
July 24, 2020
Charlie Corke: The importance of a good death
Charlie Corke: The importance of a good death
A/ Prof. Charlie Corke is one of Australia’s leading Intensive Care Specialists and the past President of the College of Intensive Care of Australia and New Zealand. Charlie is passionate about Advanced Care Planning and lectures widely on medical communication and end-of-life decision making.   In this episode, Charlie generously sat down with our Academic Officer, Liss, to discuss some key concepts about patient-centred care, and particularly how to implement this approach to the end of a patient’s life. He shared practical tips on how to actively involve patients, their loved ones and colleagues in conversations surrounding end-of-life decision making, even in a disease-focussed clinical environment.   To find out more on end-of-life care, you can find Charlie’s book, Letting go here!
47:54
July 21, 2020
Kris Rallah-Baker: On The Shoulders Of Giants
Kris Rallah-Baker: On The Shoulders Of Giants
Dr. Kris Rallah-Baker, Australia's first Indigenous Ophthalmologist and current President of AIDA, furniture maker and all around lovely man, had a very insightful chat with AIDA student member and M2.0 Academic Officer Meg about being a modern Indigenous Australian in today's healthcare sector, and how the support structures have changed in the past 15 years, as well as what still needs to be improved on by their allied collegues. Kris is most reachable through the AIDA secretariate found at www.aida.org.au or Facebook/Instagram.
51:55
July 20, 2020
Munjed Al Muderis: The Power of Positive Thinking- From Detention to Innovation
Munjed Al Muderis: The Power of Positive Thinking- From Detention to Innovation
Prof. Munjed Al Muderis is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Squadron Leader in the Australian Air Force Reserve. He is also an Ambassador for the Australian Red Cross, human rights activist and a refugee. Munjed was kind enough to sit down with Liss, one of our M2.0 Academic Officers, for a candid discussion around his experience as a refugee, an innovator and a humanitarian. He provides incredible insight into finding your passion and your people, as well as striving for the stars and reaching your dreams.
44:40
July 17, 2020
Amy Neilson: Disaster Zones and Medicine
Amy Neilson: Disaster Zones and Medicine
Amy Neilson is an Australian-trained Rural Generalist and Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine who works in Disaster and Humanitarian Medicine. In this episode, she sat down with our team member Angela to discuss what it is like to work in complex situations around the world and help unpack some of the big themes of providing foreign aid. Amy has worked in a wide variety of regional and remote Australian settings, in Sierra Leone with the International Federation of the Red Cross during the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, with Médecins Sans Frontières in Lebanon, South Sudan, Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, and with the ICRC in South Sudan. These experiences have only enhanced her passion for her career which she continues to show through her interest in the optimal delivery of health care to complex populations - particularly focused on conflict regions, and on the underlying structural violence visited upon vulnerable populations.
01:08:41
July 16, 2020
Glen Hulley: Child exploitation
Glen Hulley: Child exploitation
Glen Hulley is the Founder and CEO of Project Karma a not-for-profit charity with the mission “to fight child sexual exploitation – whenever, by whoever and wherever it occurs”.  Glen previously spent 13 years in the Victorian police force in both uniformed and covert capacities before an experience whilst on holiday in Cambodia incited him to sell everything he owned to form Project Karma. Globally the market for the sexual exploitation of children stands at around $36B US, involving over 2 million children, and is growing at an estimated 20% per year. Child exploitation is an issue that remains prevalent around the world in many forms, allowed to continue in the undercurrent of society whilst the general populace remains unaware, to the detriment and life-long impact of such vulnerable children.
46:30
July 14, 2020
Lydia Johns-Putra: How to Succeed at Sustainable Volunteering, Mentoring and Failure
Lydia Johns-Putra: How to Succeed at Sustainable Volunteering, Mentoring and Failure
Dr Lydia Johns Putra is a Ballarat-based Urologist who is passionate about gender equity, global health, social justice, education and mentoring. Lydia participates regularly in sustainable volunteering and has firsthand experience in responding to environmental health crises, being involved in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake response. Lydia was kind enough to have an honest discussion with Liss, M2.0's Academic Officer, on the importance of mentoring, empathetic patient-centred approaches, the vulnerability it can cause and how to manage that, as well as how to face failure. Lydia also shared the lessons she’s learned from her experience in sustainable volunteering and teamwork during crisis management. Lydia provided incredible insight into the importance of investing in yourself and your support network as well as ongoing, evolving self-reflection. For more, you can follow Lydia on twitter @LydiaJohnsPutra
50:26
July 13, 2020
Marcia Langton: Mind the Gap
Marcia Langton: Mind the Gap
Distinguished Redmond Barry Professor Marcia Langton AO is an anthropologist, educator, author, prominent advocate and revered community leader. A singular woman in the world of modern Indigenous Australian advocacy, and author of the 1990 royal commission into Indigenous deaths in custody which has had a resurgence in recent media prioritisation, Professor Langton was a generous enough with her limited time to participate in a recorded discussion with our Academic Officer and fellow Aboriginal woman Meg Kent about racial injustice, treatment of Indigenous Australians in post colonised Australia, the Health Gap and some ways for everyone to help fight racism.
01:01:18
July 03, 2020
Alyce Wilson: Being a Medical Foodie- Diet, Doctors and Disease
Alyce Wilson: Being a Medical Foodie- Diet, Doctors and Disease
Food is a central component of culture, family, health – humanity. So surely we can use it better to tackle the diseases which burden our world so greatly. As our understanding of nutrition, chronic diseases, the microbiome, metabolism and the obesogenic environment grows, we are implored to ask: How is the doctor going to use nutrition and diet as a tool to treat patients and improve patient quality of life? Listen in to find out about how doctors use nutrition and diet in public health and also as their clinical arsenal! 
56:20
July 02, 2020
Adam Dunn, Hilda Bastian & Kieran Kennedy: Misinformation in Health
Adam Dunn, Hilda Bastian & Kieran Kennedy: Misinformation in Health
“Fake news” is a term that we have all heard about in recent years. The health field is not exempt from misinformation either. But how do myths like “vaccines cause autism” arise and spread, and what can be done about them? Join Adam, Hilda & Kieran as we explore all these and more, and consider our future roles as health professionals in a digitally connected, information-overloaded world! 
01:10:10
June 30, 2020
Jason Clymo: Visibility of Disability
Jason Clymo: Visibility of Disability
Jason Clymo was a medical student before acquiring a spinal cord injury which changed his life. Once recovered, he spun himself into the world of modelling, creation and advocacy, increasing awareness of paraplegia in the advertising world and mainstream media. In this episode of Ampoule, Jason and Meg, who were friends back in Jason's med school days, have a particularly open chat about Jason's experience with recovering from his injury, desexualisation of people with disabilities, his experience with romance and intimacy since he started using his chair, and how mental health is the linchpin in everything he does. Jason lives as both a model with a disability and also a voice encouraging change of the model by which we grade disability, representation in media and how people consider micro-aggressions and the way they can affect people's internalised aggression. Find more from Jason on Facebook and Instagram through @mylifewithwheels! 
01:17:03
June 26, 2020
Michelle Lim & Elisabeth Lambert: The Toxicity of Loneliness
Michelle Lim & Elisabeth Lambert: The Toxicity of Loneliness
Botulinum toxin, depression, central adiposity, arsenic, loneliness. What on Earth could these 5 things have in common? They are all potential toxins for human beings. Young Australians are lonely, married Australians are lonely, 50% of Australians feel lonely at least one day a week and depression is projected to become the disease with the 2nd highest DALYs burden! Consequently, we as future health advocates ought to ask what we can learn about loneliness. Join us with Dr. Michelle Lim and Associate Professor Elisabeth Lambert, as we explore loneliness in Australia and consider a model for depression as a cardiotoxic state.
59:04
June 25, 2020
Tony Fernando: The Power of Compassion
Tony Fernando: The Power of Compassion
Dr. Tony Fernando is an Auckland-based psychiatrist and sleep specialist finishing his PhD in compassion within medicine. In this episode, he joins Jasmin for a conversation about the transformative power of compassion, to others and to oneself. They discuss potential barriers to compassionate practice and how they can be overcome. Throughout the episode, Tony sends an important reminder: we are only human! 
01:05:53
June 23, 2020
Lydia Osmers: Jumping Hurdles- From Medicine to MS and Beyond
Lydia Osmers: Jumping Hurdles- From Medicine to MS and Beyond
Dr. Lydia Osmers is a retired medical practitioner who is an Ambassador for Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MS). As a third-year medical student at Monash University, she began to experience reduced vision and impaired mobility, and was subsequently diagnosed with MS. Lydia was kind enough to sit down with Vithoo and discuss how, in spite of all these challenges, she has remained resilient and continues to look at the bright side of life, whilst providing valuable insights into how to care for people with chronic disease. Lydia has undertaken many public speaking engagements, and as an MS ambassador for Multiple Sclerosis Limited, has spoken at numerous fundraising events and participates in a lecture series called “Living with a Disability” through the Melbourne Medical School. This episode is proudly brought to you by Bared Footwear. For a chance to win your own pair of Bared Footwear shoes, make sure to check out their official AMSA Competition at https://bared.com.au/amsa-competition-june-2020!
31:08
June 18, 2020
Pascale Guitera: Secrets of a skin cancer researcher
Pascale Guitera: Secrets of a skin cancer researcher
A/Prof. Pascale Guitera is a Franco-Australian dermatologist specialising in skin cancer. She is director of the Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and faculty member of the Melanoma Institute Australia, in addition to holding an academic position at the University Of Sydney, with a particular interest in researching new diagnosis tools for skin cancers. With melanoma being called Australia's national cancer because of its huge impact on our population, as well as being the leading cancer amongst youth, what secrets lie behind the work of a specialist in the field? How can doctors combine research and patient care in efforts to cure cancer? All that and more to look forward to in this episode! This episode is proudly brought to you by Bared Footwear. For a chance to win your own pair of Bared Footwear shoes, make sure to check out their official AMSA Competition at https://bared.com.au/amsa-competition-june-2020! 
41:36
June 16, 2020
Amanda McLoughlin: What to do with an English Degree
Amanda McLoughlin: What to do with an English Degree
When Amanda McLoughlin graduated university with an English Literature degree, she wasn't 100% sure what her long term goals were. Like we all do, she took a variety of jobs that weren't entirely related to her passion, but hey, they paid the bills (and her student loans). In her spare time, she and a couple of friends made a couple of podcasts, and with more podcasting friends created a collective. Most importantly, Amanda took everything she learnt from those "unrelated" fresh out of college jobs to turn a creative passion into a business that performs consulting work for audio based shows- which is how our Academic Officer Meg got in contact with her in the first place! Please join them both as they chat about how every left turn is an opportunity, and how to find your pocket in the modern world. 
01:07:45
June 11, 2020
Harry Eeman: Doctors with disabilities
Harry Eeman: Doctors with disabilities
Dr. Harry Eeman, a rehabilitation medicine physician and chronic pain specialist, sat down with our Academic team member Angi to discuss his unique experience as a patient with GBS. Harry was a young medical student when he was struck down by a severe form of Gillian-Barré Syndrome whilst backpacking in Europe. After years of rehabilitation he recommenced his studies and completed medicine as a quadriplegic which required overcoming a number of physical and attitudinal barriers. Eventually he graduated with honours and subsequently completed two postgraduate specialist qualifications. Harry hopes to be able to inspire people who face similar obstacles in their lives by working as a Rehabilitation Medicine Physician, aiming to empower people suffering from chronic pain. Additionally, he is now the acting Clinical Director of a large chronic pain management unit within a major metropolitan hospital in Melbourne. All of this he juggles with living independently and trying to be the best father he can be to his three year old son! 
48:37
June 09, 2020
Susan Liew: The Road to the Top of the Hill
Susan Liew: The Road to the Top of the Hill
Susan Liew, the Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Alfred and VMO spine surgeon at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, as well as Chair of Professional Conduct and Standards for the Australian Orthopaedic Association sat down with one of our Academic Officers Meg Kent, to talk through her journey to becoming a department head, how to make the most of a BMedSci year and how to pick a good mentor, among many other pearls of wisdom. Susan is also a Clinical Advisor to AHPRA and WorkSafe, as well as a Committee member of Victorian Agency for Health Information (Department of Health, Victoria). She grew up in St. Arnaud, and was a boarder at Ballarat and Clarendon College (later to be attended by our Academic Officer Meg!) and attended Medical School at Monash University. She is happily married with 4 children, 16-21 years old, and was very generous with her time!
01:07:06
June 04, 2020
Dr. Art Nahill and Dr. Nic Szecket: Grey's vs Gray's
Dr. Art Nahill and Dr. Nic Szecket: Grey's vs Gray's
Art Nahill and Nic Szecket, Auckland-based internal medicine physicians and co-hosts of the clinical reasoning podcast IMreasoning, join us for a conversation about expectations versus reality in medicine, debunking myths and discussing a new perspective to clinical practice.
52:22
June 04, 2020
Welcome to Ampoule!
Welcome to Ampoule!
A warm welcome to the Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA) Ampoule podcast; the podcast built by med students for med students. We have such an exciting journey planned for you with extraordinary leaders, pioneers and students. Episodes will be filled with helpful upskilling advice and contentious areas of discussion, all with the aim of enhancing your medical experience. To be the first to find out about upcoming episodes, be sure to subscribe to Ampoule on iTunes and Spotify, and like the AMSA Facebook Page. Talk soon!
02:01
May 21, 2020