When Yumiko went into medicine she had dreams of becoming a plastic surgeon.
But her dreams were quickly dashed after she started working as a plastic surgery registrar at a Sydney hospital.
The junior doctor quickly realised the environment she found herself in was not sustainable.
“I was doing on-call 10 out of 14 days, which means I was on for 24 hours each day,” she told Insight.
“It was both psychically and mentally demanding.”
Eventually the demands started taking a toll - both mentally and physically.
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