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Peninsula Health welcomes new medical interns

Medical interns have been exploring Peninsula Health during Orientation Week. 

Peninsula Health welcomed 39 medical interns this week, who’ve wasted no time embarking on their one year internship.
The cohort of intern doctors will be immersed into the day-to-day life of working at a hospital, working alongside medical and healthcare leaders during their rotations across Frankston Hospital, Rosebud Hospital and other Peninsula Health sites.

“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,” says Andrew Wilson, Peninsula Health Medical Workforce Unit Director. 

 “Peer support is an essential component of our medical internship program, because it allows for this next generation of clinical leaders to be supported and learn from more experienced medical staff which is very important at this formative stage of their careers.”

A small number of Interns also rotate throughout the year at Warragul Hospital in their Emergency Department.
As part of their week-long orientation, the new doctors stepped into the Simulation Centre, refreshing their basic life support training.

“The Intern program is important for local people, as it allows for doctors to live and work in the community whilst they gain experience and explore career paths at our sites, which may see them continue practising here in Frankston or other parts of the Mornington Peninsula,” says Mr Wilson. 

“Peninsula Health is an ideal learning environment as we have an interesting mix of presentations for the Interns to manage, under direction from more experienced medical staff in a supported environment, which is particularly important during the early stages of their careers.”