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Do a higher degree: Sarah McNab at DFTB18


Sarah McNab has gone from junior resident all the way through to Director of General Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Along the way she has cemented her place in the paediatric research pantheon with the work that led to her PhD, the PIMS trial.

Sarah was really lucky in that her PhD supervisor, Trevor Duke, literally wrote the book on the subject.

Duke T. How to do a postgraduate research project and write a minor thesis. Archives of disease in childhood. 2018 Sep 1;103(9):820-7.

With an involvement in some aspects of research being an integral part of advanced training, whatever the speciality, it is worth considering how to make it actually worth your while.



This talk was recorded live at DFTB18 in Melbourne, Australia. With the theme of ‘Science and Story‘ we pushed our speakers to step out of their comfort zones and consider why we do what we do. Caring for children is not just about acquiring the scientific knowhow but also about taking a look beyond a diagnosis or clinical conundrum at the patient and their families.

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