This podcast is part of our series on human factors in medicine and focuses on leadership. Vijay Roach discusses the experiences in his career that have contributed to who he is as a leader and shares stories that have been formative to his journey.
Summary Writer: Josh Brousse de Gersigny
Script Writers: Rebecca Taylor and Jane McDonnell
Editors: Rebecca Taylor and Jane McDonnell
Interviewee: Vijay Roach
Interviewer: Rebecca Taylor
Dr Vijay Roach is a Visiting Medical Officer in obstetrics and gynaecology in both public and private practice in Sydney. Vijay is the current President of RANZCOG, having been elected to the role in 2018. He is also Chair of the Training and Accreditation Committee. Committed to medical education, Vijay lectures at the University of Sydney. He is former Chairman of the Gidget Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation promoting the importance of emotional wellbeing among expectant and new parents.
Dr Rebecca (Becky) Taylor is a 6th year O&G trainee. Originally hailing from the UK, she trained at the University of Edinburgh where she also completed her internship and residency, before moving to Australia. She undertook her basic O&G training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Rebecca is currently undertaking a two year Gynaecology Fellowship at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. When Becky’s not knee-deep in amniotic fluid she is a keen swimmer and free diver, a terrible cook and married to an anaesthetist she met at a Cat One Caesarean.
With Dr Vijay Roach, President of RANZCOG, VMO in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Dr Rebecca Taylor, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Fellow , based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
As part of our series on human factors in medicine, this podcast focuses on leadership. There is little emphasis upon training junior doctors how to become effective leaders, yet at all stages of a medical career we may be called upon to lead. Dr Vijay Roach discusses the experiences in his career that have contributed to who he is as a leader and shares stories that have been formative to his journey.
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