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Nominated for being a “true rising star”, Northern Health Intern, Dr Lauren Rogers, was recently awarded for her hard work and dedication at our Inaugural Quarterly Staff Recognition Awards.
Lauren began her internship at Northern Hospital Epping just a year ago, having put the hospital down as her first preference.
“I had a really good vibe from the Northern. I talked to a few people from here, everyone loved it and said the culture was great,” she says.
Nominated by Orthopaedic Registrar, Jaye Yick, who says, “Lauren is an exceptional intern. She is a dedicated Junior Medical Officer who pursues excellence in all she does. She never hesitates to ask questions from her seniors whenever she’s unsure and treats everyone with respect.”
“In speaking with associate nurse managers, they compliment her friendliness, being approachable and last but not least – her thoroughness in her work,” she added.
When asked what winning the award meant to her, Lauren says she was initially embarrassed as she doesn’t believe she is an exceptional intern, but tells us that she tries really hard so was very thankful.
“I think that’s the thing with your internship, you don’t have to be the most knowledgeable or most confident, you just have to try really hard and put in the time,” she says.
In the future, Lauren hopes to work in obstetrics and gynaecology, as she’s particularly interested in women’s health.
She tells us her favourite part about working at Northern Health is her team – “definitely the people, without a doubt, I wouldn’t even hesitate to say that.”
“I’ve worked at a lot of different hospitals and the big stand out at the Northern is the people – the communication is fantastic and patient care is so much better impacted because of that,” she says.
“I don’t want to leave this hospital for that very reason – I think that’s a great quality in a hospital and something they should be really proud of,” she adds.
This week, we welcomed 40 new interns to Northern Health, beginning their journey in the same position Lauren was only a year ago.
Lauren tells us, “for the upcoming interns, I’d just like to say, try your absolute best.”
“You may feel like you’re struggling at times and feel overwhelmed, but there’s always people around you that can help and support you, so just keep trying and you’ll be surprised at how much you learn along the way!”