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11. What Doctor Life In Your 20s Actually Looks Like / Dr Jeff Ko's Story
14th March 2023 • Unserious Careers • Alana Kilmartin
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Ever wanted to know what it was like to be a young doctor? Well, this episode will give you all the details. Dr Jeff Ko is an absolute champion and he tells it like it is. A must listen for anyone with an interest in the medical field.

We chat about:

  • His experiences attending a high achieving school.
  • Moving to Australia from New Zealand to study undergraduate medicine.
  • What the journey has been like becoming a doctor.
  • The influence his family has had on his career.
  • How he landed on cardiology as a specialty.
  • What a typical work day looks like.
  • The actual lifestyle of a doctor (it's not as glamorous as TVs make it look!)
  • How accurate the perception is that becoming a doctor is a good way to make a lot of money.
  • KPIs in hospitals.
  • Debunking the idea that the best reason to become a doctor is because you want to help people.
  • Studying medicine in the classroom vs a hospital in front of a patient.
  • How he maintains a life outside of medicine and the importance of finding something to laugh at everyday.


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