It can be hard to feel completely free in your career choices when completing or applying for a training program. What did you get into medicine to achieve? Creative careers in medicine are personalised to suit your personality, hopes, ambitions, and purpose.
Dr Amandeep Hansra speaks with James about the benefits of creative careers in medicine for doctors, patients, and health systems.
Amandeep is a leader in digital health and telehealth services in Australia. She co-founded Evermed Consulting and provides consulting services to insurers, startups, health services, investors and businesses. Amandeep was most recently the CEO & Medical Director of Telstra’s telemedicine business ReadyCare, a joint venture between Telstra and Medgate, Switzerland’s leading telemedicine provider. She also served as the Chief Medical Officer for Telstra Health and separately has assisted Medgate in setting up a telemedicine business in the Philippines where she remains the Chair of the Clinical Advisory Board. Amandeep is a locally trained specialist General Practitioner who has worked both nationally and overseas.
Amandeep has a passion for medical startups and entrepreneurship providing advisory services for startups in the health technology space. She has been awarded the “Women Leading in Business Scholarship” for the Global Executive MBA at the University of Sydney.
Her past career has included both public, volunteer and private work, as well as in Aboriginal Health, Refugee Health, Occupational Medicine and Travel Medicine. She is a Fellow of the RACGP, a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics, an examiner for the RACGP, holds a Master’s in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the Australia Certificate in Civil Aviation Medicine, mentors junior doctors through the AMA and has completed the Company Directors Course through AICD.
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