PENINSULA Health has welcomed 39 medical interns who have wasted no time learning the ropes in preparation for their one-year placements.
The doctors will immerse themselves into the day-to-day life of caring for patients and working alongside medical and healthcare staff during their rotations across Frankston and Rosebud hospitals and other Peninsula Health sites.
As part of their week-long orientation, the new doctors stepped into the simulation centre to refresh their basic life-support training. Peninsula Health Medical Workforce Unit director Mr Andrew Wilson said: “Our first-year doctors have already begun building their experience, confidence and expertise, prior to commencing clinical duties on the wards under the direction of more experienced medical staff.
“The intern program is important for local people as it allows for doctors to live and work in the community while they gain experience and explore career paths at our sites. This may see them continue practicing in Frankston or other parts of the Mornington Peninsula.”