KEMH Registrar gets top score in RANZCOG Exams

Sebastian Leathersich
May 29, 2019

Congratulations to Obstetric Registrar, Dr Sebastian Leathersich, who was recently awarded the highest exam score ahead of 69 other candidates across Australia and New Zealand in the recent RANZCOG exams.

A third year Registrar in the RANZCOG training program at KEMH, Dr Leathersich acknowledged the difficulty in balancing the demands of exam study, clinical work and home life but said his results were really a reflection of the support and inspiration of his study group, colleagues, and the hospital.

“All of us as trainees work incredibly hard throughout our time as registrars,” he said. “…but the recognition is very humbling.”

Sebastian’s journey to Obstetrics and Gynaecology began in 2012 when he returned from a break in his medical studies.  It was this rotation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology that saw him soon rekindle his passion for clinical medicine. 

Sebastian said he felt that working to help achieve the best possible health outcomes for women, which is so central to economic, social and health outcomes was a privilege.

“It is an inspiration every day, and I am very lucky to be surrounded by colleagues and peers who work toward this goal with both passion and compassion,” he said.
“Obstetrics and Gynaecology offers so many options for specialisation, from generalist to surgical to medical to diagnostic; at this stage in my career, I am hoping to continue to broaden my experience across all of these areas whilst exploring future options.”

With a keen interest in the process and products of research, Sebastian said the opportunity to contribute to new knowledge and medical practice and improve health outcomes for patients was both stimulating and rewarding.  

“I really hope to marry both academic and clinical practice over the course of my career,” he said.

Everyone at Women and Newborn Health Service would like to congratulation Dr Leathersich on such a prestigious award.