30 Aug 2020

'Getting Better' podcast - What Does a Surgeon Look Like?

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:06 pm on 30 August 2020

Te Ahi Kaa features the podcast and series Getting Better - A Year in the Life of a Māori Medical Student with Trainee Doctor, award-winning writer, Emma Espiner nō Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Pōrou.

Read more from episode five and subscribe to the series here.

Why are there so few indigenous surgeons and why does it matter? Emma’s in Whāngarei for a frank conversation with Maxine Ronald, who is one of the few Māori surgeons in Aotearoa. Emma Espiner heads to a medical conference in Ōtautahi (Christchurch) where surgeons from indigenous communities including First Nations peoples in Canada and aboriginal peoples in Australia, talk about the challenges of being ‘the first, the few, the only'. In this episode they share their aspirations for the next generation of indigenous doctors.

Emma Espiner and Getting Better consulting producer Gabrielle Baker at LIME

Emma Espiner and Getting Better consulting producer Gabrielle Baker at LIME Photo: Bird of Paradise Productions