Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital’s Dr Jasmin Korbl named WA Junior Doctor of the year

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital’s Dr Jasmin Korbl named WA Junior Doctor of the year

THEY say there’s more pleasure in giving than in receiving, which has been the case for 2018 WA Junior Doctor of the Year and Australasian Junior Doctor of the Year Jasmin Korbl.

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital’s (SCGH) Dr Jasmin Korbl said she felt privileged and grateful to receive the awards.

“I am eager to use this recognition to shine the spotlight on the important and under-recognised issue of junior doctor wellbeing,” she said.

“Contemporary literature highlights one in three junior doctors are suffering from burnout, which can lead to mental health issues, suicide and ultimately affects patient care so I am committed to advocating for change.

“I have come to realise that although we wear our stethoscopes with tremendous pride, we are all human, with vulnerabilities and our own mental health needs.”

Dr Korbl studied a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University in Melbourne and then worked as a cystic fibrosis dietitian for a few years before studying medicine.

She completed her medical studies at the University of Notre Dame and has worked at SCGH since her intern year.

“Aside from my clinical work, SCGH has provided me with opportunities to engage with leadership, assisted with my research endeavours and exposed me to a variety of mentors that have fostered my ongoing growth,” she said.

Dr Korbl said her goal was to continue the conversation about junior doctor welfare.