Dr Danielle Winch — Sold on Psychiatry
Fascinated by what she calls the “mad” characters in children’s’ books, Dr Danielle Winch knew that she wanted to be a Psychiatrist when she was just eight years old. Her initial ambition was to work in paediatrics but it was working with older people where she found her calling. Now working in her “dream job” in and around Orange in NSW, Dr Winch says she has happily become the “quintessential bush doctor,” looking after the needs of elderly psychiatric patients in a huge array of settings. A doctor who is not afraid to be outspoken, Dr Winch now advocates against the ageism her patients experience. Her advice for young doctors is that the key to a good career is to make sure you love what you do.