In this podcast interview Tom Ayton speaks with Olympic Javelin thrower, Mackenzie Little, about how being an athlete can make you be a better medical student and doctor.
Summary Writer: Michelle Wu
Script Writer: Tom Ayton
Editor: Tom Ayton
Interviewee: Mackenzie Little
Interviewer: Tom Ayton
Mackenzie Little is a 24 year old medical student and an Australian Olympic javelin thrower. She received her Bachelors degree from Stanford University and is now going into her 3rd year at the University of Sydney. She was the World Youth Champion in 2013, is a two time finalist at the World University Games, and most recently threw a personal best and placed 8th at the Tokyo Olympics (in the middle of oncology block!). She’s looking forward to Commonwealth Games and World Championships in 2022, and being a junior doctor by the time the Paris Olympics come around in 2024.
Dr Tom Ayton is an Ophthalmology Registrar at Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He is from Albany in Western Australia and has a background in exercise physiology and sport. During his postgraduate medical training Tom became interested in medical education, which he completed his course research in, as well as medical student teaching and Junior Medical Officer advocacy. Tom loves the beach, keeping healthy and is a very poor surfer.
With Mackenzie Little, a Medical Student and Australian Olympic javelin thrower. She is interviewed by Dr Tom Ayton, Ophthalmology Registrar at Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia
In this Human Factors in Medicine podcast, Tom Ayton speaks with Olympian and medical student Mackenzie Little. Mackenzie has recently returned from the Tokyo Olympics, where she represented Australia in the javelin throw, finishing eighth in the world. She’s also a medical student at the University of Sydney, currently studying for her end of year exams.
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