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Yumiko Kadota
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Yumiko Kadota

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Yumiko is a medical doctor from Sydney. She resigned from public hospital work after experiencing burnout and now works in medical education and private health. Her story entered mainstream media after she blogged in February 2019 about her experiences as a trainee in the health system, opening with the words: ‘I never thought I would say this, but I broke. I give up. I am done. I am handing back my dream of becoming a surgeon.’ Nowadays she’s rebuilding herself, starting with her health. She blogs on wide range of topics that reflect her various interests; eco-warrior, yogi, book worm.

Books by Yumiko Kadota

Emotional Female

A passionate account of the toxic culture of bullying and overwork that medical students can experience in the workplace as part of their training.

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