New docs on the block – West Moreton Health welcomes medical interns

The newest intake of medical recruits has joined the ranks at West Moreton Health.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Nilesh Parmar congratulated the 35 intern doctors on their successful appointment at West Moreton Health.

“Starting a hospital internship is a major and memorable milestone for any doctor,” Dr Parmar said.

“It is our privilege to help shape and support our newest junior doctors as they embark on medical careers dedicated to helping communities achieve the best possible health.”

From next week (23rd January), medical interns will join senior medical mentors to care for patients in general medicine, surgery, emergency medicine and additional elective terms in other specialised areas.

The 2023 intake also includes four rural generalist trainees.

Dr Parmar said almost 75 per cent of 2022 medical interns had chosen to continue their medical careers at West Moreton Health this year.

“I think that is an indication of the fantastic learning and development experience we offer at West Moreton Health, but also the work we do to set up supportive structures around medical interns and other junior doctors to help them thrive in their roles, with a focus on their own health and wellbeing,” Dr Parmar said.

Chief Executive Hannah Bloch said it was an exciting time to join West Moreton Health, with the new Acute Mental Health Unit and Ripley Satellite Hospital both due to open in 2023.

“West Moreton is a fast-growing region, and our infrastructure program focuses on expanded service accessibility, innovation and leadership in healthcare delivery,” Ms Bloch said.

“For an exciting and rewarding career in person-centred care, these 35 new recruits have made an excellent choice – congratulations and welcome to the team.” 

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