“Laughter is the best medicine”

I’m a doctor and medical educator in regional Australia. When not healing the sick or teaching the healers, I like to indulge in a range of creative pursuits.

I am a freelance columnist, writing for several medical publications, have had several short stories, a novel and a play published, a short film produced and five plays staged. I’ve worked in film and TV, and performed on stage in plays, musicals and stand-up comedy.  In my spare time I play (and teach) violin and piano, sing, and play in two orchestras. But not simultaneously!

I’m passionate about putting creativity into medicine, and medicine into creativity.  I use film, theatre and music in my teaching of GP registrars and supervisors, and find that medicine inspires and complements my writing and vice versa.

This website features a collection of my writings.  Here you will find links to and samples of my newspaper columns, novel, short stories, plays and creative medical educational material, plus the odd blog or two.  The material presented is for entertainment purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice.

Please let me know if you find any broken links or other technical glitches so that I can fix them as soon possible.

You’ll see my Twitter feed below. Feel free to follow me @DrGenevieve

My YouTube Channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/DrGenevieveYates

Please note: all material on this website (unless specifically stated otherwise) is subject to copyright and is not to be copied, distributed, performed or used in teaching without written permission from the author/playwright. To apply to use any of this material, please complete the contact form below.

An exception to this are the scripted role plays for use in medical education which are made available under a Creative Commons (CC) license.  Under this license, the scripted role plays and session plans are freely available for  non-commercial use / modification by others (with appropriate attribution). This material can be found via the scripted role play menu (click link or see menu bar). 

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