June 29, 2022

Episode #157: An uncomfortable insight into the life of female surgeon

*Trigger warning this episode mentions experience of sexual harassment*

On this episode of the KICPOD Steph and Laura had the pleasure of speaking with Australian surgeon and author Neela Janakiramanan. They chatted with Neela about her upcoming novel ‘The Registrar’ which was inspired by her personal experiences throughout her surgical training and unpacks the cost of success in the medical industry. Neela talks to the harsh reality of the surgical profession and how she had to endure sexual harassment, burnout and mental health deterioration to achieve success. 

This conversation provides an uncomfortable insight into the lives of budding surgeons whilst also reminding us of the importance of implementing tactics to support our mental health in the workplace. Neela also provides some wonderful advice on how we can best manage ourselves in high pressure environments and how we can ensure we’re truly switching off when we’re away from work. 

Neela’s novel The Registrar can be pre-ordered at Booktopia

Neela Janakiramanan  

Steph – Workin’ Moms on Netflix 
Laura – The Registrar by Neela Janakiramanan 

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