Medicine: Dr James McGann

Listen to Dr James McGann discuss with Val McFarlane, the transition from student to doctor in University of Melbourne '5 things about' podcast.

That first experience of seeing “Doctor” written next to your name is both thrilling and slightly bizarre. So what does a trainee doctor do? And how do you get there? How much is an acceptable amount of time to debrief about the trials and tribulations of medicine with housemates? Yes, it’s something that needs limiting. And what is it about beards and authority? Hear about becoming a doctor with Dr James McGann from The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Hosted and edited by Val McFarlane. Audio engineering by Gavin Nebeauer with assistance from Arch Cuthbertson. Produced by Meredith Lewis and Dr Andi Horvath.

Dr James McGann completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne in 2015 and worked at the Austin Hospital for his internship year. He is currently undertaking his first year of paediatrics training at the Royal Children’s Hospital. As well as serving as President of the Melbourne Medical School Student Ambassador Program, Dr McGann actively participated in other student groups such as the Teddy Bear Hospital Committee, the Peer Tutoring Program and was Sponsorship Officer for the Medical Students’ Society.