Skin is important! How else do you discriminate between all of the delicious fruit and vegetables in the supermarket?
When it comes to people, the pathologies can be a little more worrying. In Australia, skin cancer is a real concern. Dermatological conditions can be confusing enough that dermatology is a specialty on its own, yet the topic forms a large part of general practice. It’s possible to study a subspecialty in general practice that allows you to focus on a particular area without going through a different college of medical accreditation.
As a non-science graduate of a city medical program, Dr Philip talks about his deviation from surgery, his subsequent background as a rural general practitioner and his current range of medical duties.
About the guest speaker
Dr Philip Smith is a general practitioner who focuses on work as a skin cancer clinician. When he’s not identifying people’s worrying skin lesions with a dermatoscope, he’s assisting with hospital surgeries and spending time with his family.
Opening and closing themes by Phil Poronnik.