DOCTORS BEGIN REGIONAL PLACEMENT
Member for Lismore Thomas George MP today welcomed 12 medical interns to Lismore Base Hospital as part of the Rural Preferential Recruitment Pathway, which sees graduates spend the majority of their first two years’ training in a rural or regional setting.
Interns will begin their medical careers on the wards of Lismore Base Hospital, learning from experienced senior clinicians in specialties such as emergency medicine, surgery, haematology, orthopaedics, anaesthetics, paediatrics and obstetrics.
“Interns in regional hospitals are fortunate to receive valuable one-on-one training opportunities and to work very closely with their more senior colleagues,” Mr George said.
“Of course, there’s the fantastic lifestyle and beautiful scenery we have here, it all adds up to be a very attractive placement for a junior doctor.”
Lismore Base Hospital has been an accredited training hospital for interns since 2008.
“The interns who train in regional areas, such as Lismore, often go on work in regional areas, and that’s great news for our growing population as our healthcare needs increase.”
NSW guarantees intern positions to all domestic medical graduates of NSW universities.