18 new Junior Medical Officers have today been welcomed to Tamworth as part of a record intake of intern doctors funded by the NSW Government.


Across the State, 999 interns, up from 992 in 2017, will commence their new positions, representing the NSW Government’s commitment to introducing new doctors into the health system, with the state leading the country in terms of funding and conditions.


Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said that over $107 million had been invested into the state-wide internship program to boost the number of doctors in cities and regional areas.


“Today we welcome 18 new Junior Medical Officers (JMOs), two more than our intake from last year, and we are pleased to be playing our part in leading the country when it comes to training junior doctors,” Mr Anderson said.


“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 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.”


“I would like to wish our interns every success as they progress their careers,” Mr Anderson said.

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