Episode 11 – Neuro Pharmacology with Dr. Nick Lelos

Local anaesthetics, nitrous and ketamine! Dr Nick Lelos joins me for episode 11 where we discuss all things neuro pharmacology. Nick is an ED registrar who is interested in trauma, speaks multiple languages and reckons studying for the primary is worse than learning Russian. Go figure. This is an enormous topic so don’t feel overwhelmed …

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Episode 10 – Insights from an ACEM Examiner with Dr. Nadi Pandithage

Have you ever wondered what your examiner is thinking? Well, luckily for you my guest for episode 10 is Dr. Nadi Pandithage, an award winning ACEM examiner, emergency consultant (FACEM) and all around wonderful human being. She gives a great talk to the Darwin primary cohort about how to answer questions in a way that …

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Episode 8 – Cardiovascular Pharmacology with Dr. Shireen Gujral

Calcium channel blockers, adenosine and digoxin toxicity. For episode 8, I am chatting with my friend and colleague Dr. Shireen Gujral. Shireen joins me in the recording studio (a.k.a the pillow fort) whilst preparing for her own Primary Viva exam. Aside from Primary study, she enjoys getting out for a swim and originally moved to …

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Episode 6 – Cellular Injury and Inflammation with Dr. Janet Boromeo

Apoptosis, inflammatory mediators and cellular adaptations! For this episode I am lucky to be joined by the wonderful Dr. Janet Boromeo to tackle one of the more dry topics of this exam. Luckily, there are only so many questions they can ask you on this topic and we have recorded most of them for you …

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Episode 5 – Study Break – Can You Have A Life While Studying For This Exam? With Dr. Mel McNiff

Is it really the ‘thousand hour exam’? People will tell you that in order to pass the ED primary, you must give up your entire life to study.  Dr. Mel McNiff joins me in this episode to explain how (and why) she thought ‘bugger that!’ She instead opted to take on her first ever half-ironman …

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Episode 4 – Respiratory Physiology with Dr. Yazmin Symons

Chemoreceptors, lung volumes and altitude. In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Yazmin Symons, ED Reg & adventurer extraordinaire, to cover the hefty topic that is ALL of respiratory physiology. There is a lot of content in here! Luckily, this is one of my favourite topics so you get to enjoy it early in …

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Episode 3 – Antimicrobial Pharmacology with Dr. Josh Monester

Gentamicin, chloramphenicol and penicillins galore, this episode has ALL the good stuff! I am joined by Dr. Josh Monester, an ED registrar and enthusiastic medical educator. He’s also the best person to ask for gin recommendations. Together, we take on the tough (and TBH often quite dry) topic of antimicrobial pharmacology, with a few sneaky …

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Episode 2 – Cardiovascular Pathology with Dr. Monica Leung

For Episode 2 I was joined by Dr. Monica Leung, a colleague and friend from my primary exam study group. Mon is an Emergency Registrar working in Darwin and an accomplished musician who can sometimes be found within the flute section of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra or in the ED Musos. This is a big …

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