The medical ranks at Manning Base Hospital has been boosted following the appointment of 10 new interns earlier this week.
Interns are medical graduates who have completed their medical degree and are required to complete a supervised year of practice in order to become independent practitioners.
This year, 1073 new medical interns are joining the NSW Health system which is a record number of new starters and the most of any state or territory in Australia.
Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead said the new interns would boost Manning Base Hospital at a pivotal time in the ongoing COVID-19 response.
"Our community owes a huge debt of gratitude to our local health teams who have worked around the clock to keep us safe, especially over the past two years," Mr Bromhead said.
I am incredibly pleased that these new interns have the opportunity to learn from the world- class doctors at Manning Base Hospital and play a significant role in navigating the challenges of this unprecedented, world-wide pandemic.- Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead
"I am incredibly pleased that these new interns have the opportunity to learn from the world- class doctors at Manning Base Hospital and play a significant role in navigating the challenges of this unprecedented, world-wide pandemic."
The new doctors, who began orientation earlier this this week, will be enter a training program with networked hospitals throughout the State, providing formal and on the job training.
They receive two-year contracts to rotate between metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals to ensure the diversity of their experience.
They also join different units in each hospital, including surgery and emergency medicine.
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