• Tony Bosworth

Class of 2022 - four new medical interns welcomed at Hawkesbury Hospital today

Jasveen, Meghna, Queenie and Meena began their medical internship today at Windsor’s Hawkesbury Hospital, and were welcomed this morning by Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston.

This year, 1073 new medical interns are joining the NSW Health system - a record number of new starters and the most of any state or territory in Australia.

L-R: Jasveen, Strephon Billinghurst, St John of God Health Care Hawkesbury District Health Service CEO, Meghna, Queenie, Robyn Preston MP and Meena

Ms Preston said the new interns would boost the local health workforce at a pivotal time in the ongoing COVID response.

“Our community owes a huge debt of gratitude to our local health teams who have worked around the clock to keep us safe, especially over the past two years,” Ms Preston said today - Monday.

“I am incredibly pleased that these new interns have the opportunity to learn from the world-class doctors at Hawkesbury District Health Service and play a significant role in navigating the challenges of this unprecedented, world-wide pandemic.”

Interns are medical graduates who have completed their medical degree and are required to complete a supervised year of practice in order to become independent practitioners.

The new doctors will be entering a training program with networked hospitals throughout the state, providing formal and on the job training. They receive two-year contracts to rotate between metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals to ensure the diversity of their experience.

They also join different units in each hospital, including surgery and emergency medicine.

More information on the recruitment of Junior Medical Officers can be found here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/jmo/Pages/default.aspx

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