Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today welcomed 18 medical graduates who are commencing their first day of a one-year internship at Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital.


Mr Anderson said that the interns will benefit from the new facilities at Tamworth Hospital as well as the wealth of knowledge from our highly experienced senior doctors.


“The Tamworth Hospital and our dedicated senior staff have an excellent reputation for providing the very best experience for doctors embarking on their first year on the job.


“Through our newly developed hospital, junior medical officers (JMOs) can get a taste of a range of specialties including surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and emergency medicine so they can begin to understand what specialties they might like to pursue in the future.


“The beauty of completing an internship at Tamworth Hospital is that there is the opportunity for JMOs to get more practical experience across a range of specialties as there are generally less interns in rural hospitals compared to the city hospitals.


“Our aim as a community is to show our new interns what a fantastic place Tamworth is to live and work with a view of attracting them to remain here, become permanent residents and deliver the very best health services to our region.”


Minister for Health Jillian Skinner said that Tamworth will benefit from the State’s large number of medical interns this year.


“NSW’s unique Rural Preferential Recruitment Scheme will enable 115 medical graduates to spend the majority of their first two years working in a rural setting.


“I congratulate our medical graduates and share their excitement as they mark the official transition from student to young doctor.”

Mr Anderson said the 18 interns will spend their first day meeting senior clinicians and hearing about what specialities are available locally ahead of commencing work at Tamworth Hospital.

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