Interns kick off medical careers

118 new medical graduates who joined South Metropolitan Health Service stand outside in an amphitheatre style garden.
South Metropolitan Health Service welcomed 118 medical interns last week.
January 16, 2019

South Metropolitan Health Service welcomed 118 new medical graduates last week, signalling the start of their careers as doctors.

Their first week involved a five-day induction and orientation at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) including clinical scenarios, equipment training and an ‘Amazing Race’ style site familiarisation exercise.

The graduates, from both local and interstate universities, have diverse backgrounds including pharmacy, engineering, nursing, allied health and state emergency services.

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG) Executive Director Neil Doverty welcomed the new medical interns.

“Working at our hospitals presents fantastic career opportunities for these doctors,” Neil said.

“We hope their experience will be the start of long and fulfilling medical career and will help us to continue to deliver excellent care to our patients.”

The group starting at FSH is the largest group of interns who have begun work at Perth’s tertiary public hospitals.

The interns will complete five 10–11 week rotations this year in different medical specialties at FSH, Fremantle Hospital, Rockingham General Hospital, Albany and Broome hospitals.

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