Allison Hempenstall speaks with Rebekah Ledingham about working as a rural General Practitioner in Broome, Western Australia.
Summary Writer: Theoni Haralabopoulos
Script Writer: Allison Hempenstall
Editor: Allison Hempenstall
Interviewer: Allison Hempenstall
Interviewee: Rebekah Ledingham
Dr Allison Hempenstall is an ACRRM Registrar currently working on Thursday Island. Her interests include public health, tropical medicine and medical education.
Dr Rebekah Ledingham is a Rural Generalist and medical educator in Broome, Western Australia. She is passionate about Aboriginal health and committed to Closing the Gap and supporting an increasing number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health workforce. She is also a keen advocate for well-being of medical students and doctors in training and would like to see a more nurturing, flexible system in which to grow our future workforce.
She founded the online group Medical Mums and Mums To Be, now a support network for more than 9,000 doctors, after struggling with the prospect of being a junior doctor and a mum simultaneously but remains eternally thankful that she ignored the (ridiculous) advice not to have babies as they are growing into fabulous humans who help it all make sense.
Dr Allison Hempenstall interviews Dr Rebekah Ledingham, a rural generalist at Broome Hospital in Western Australia and a senior lecturer at the University of Western Australia. April 2020
In this podcast, we hear from rural generalist Dr Rebekah Ledingham and her perspective on life as a clinician in Broome. This podcast gives an overview of Dr Ledingham’s career path, her role as a rural doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges rural medicine is now facing within the current landscape.
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