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Northern Health welcomes 2019 interns

Last week, Northern Health welcomed 40 new Interns and 10 new Hospital Medical Officers to our health service.

Our newest members took part in a one week hospital orientation program which involved a series of introductions, presentations and workshops.

The workshops involved a refresher in resuscitation, intravenous cannulation, catheterisation and safe patient handling. Other tutorials included diabetes, pain management and fluid management.

Northern Health Medical Education Officer, Susie Sangas, and Geriatrician and Supervisor of Intern Training Northern Health, Dr Carol Chong, were pleased to see such passionate and energetic young doctors.

“They are an enthusiastic and engaging group of young doctors who are ready to contribute to the community.”

Director Medical Services, Dr Michael Kirk, said, “this is an exciting time of the year in which 40 of the best and brightest become Northern Doctors.”

“We are blessed to welcome our new interns and hope they have a long career serving our community in Melbourne’s north,” he added.

The Northern Hospital intern recruitment program provides interns with a wide range of rotations including anaesthetics, orthopaedics, psychiatry and urology.

Intern positions are full-time and recruited directly by Northern Health via the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) match. Full time interns rotate through 5 terms (4 terms at 10 weeks and 1 term at 12 weeks). A minimum of 10 weeks is spent in Surgery and Medicine and a minimum of 8 weeks in Emergency Medicine.

Internships at Northern Health include rotations in Aged Care, Anaesthetics/Pre-Admission Clinic, Orthopaedics, Urology, Vascular/Thoracics, Psychiatry, Stroke/Neurology, General Medicine and medical specialties, Emergency Medicine, and General Surgery and surgical sub-specialties.

Next week, we also welcome a new group of Nursing and Allied Health graduates.