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New Medical Interns Start at St George Hospital

Mark Coure, Member for Oatley welcomed 45 medical graduates to St George Hospital as part of the 2020 intake of new junior medical officer interns.

Mr Coure said the new intern doctors would perform a vital role in the NSW Health System while also gaining lifelong skills and experience.

“These 45 new medical graduates will be based at St George Hospital as part of their two year contract, learning more about day-to-day life in the hospital environment and getting hands on experience with patients,” Mr Coure said.

“These interns will be working in one of the most state-of-the-art hospitals in the state thanks to the NSW Government’s investment of $700 million to redevelop St George Hospital.”

“Many of the interns I spoke to were also very keen to work in the new $11.5 million Birthing Unit which is set to officially open in February.”

“It is great to see these young people passionate about health care and improving the wellbeing of our community.”

“I wish all new interns at St George Hospital and across NSW every success as they progress their careers.”

The NSW Government is investing $107 million in the internship program this year which will fund the 1,027 intern doctors beginning work this week, an increase of 257 positions or 33% since 2011.

The South Eastern Sydney Health District will be receiving 111 interns which will be spread across St George Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sutherland Hospital and Calvary Health Care Sydney.

During their first year graduates will complete compulsory terms in the specialties of medicine, surgery and emergency as required by the Medical Board of Australia.

The second year of the program focuses on consolidating professional practice and experience in different clinical settings.