A Chat with Dr Jim McDonald
October 8, 2014
This is a conversation I had with my mate and mentor Dr Jim McDonald. Jim is a 45 year veteran of GP. Based in Melbourne – he has worked all over the country as a rural locum. He has delivered over 4000 babies in the suburbs of Melbourne and trained countless GP registrars over the years. In 2015 Jim was awarded the Order of Australia for his service to Medicine.
Jim is a deep thinker – so I asked him to come up with his top 10 pieces of advice that he would give himself if he could go back 40 years. I think we got past a dozen or so – but nobody was counting as the pearls flew all over the place.
So if you are a GP trainee, or any sort of doctor – then have a listen to this. Plenty of great advice for us all
I love hearing this kind of stuff! The FOAM community skews to the younger side so it’s always great to hear some wisdom from someone who’s been in medicine longer than I’ve been alive.