25 Northern Territory Medical Students Graduate

25 Northern Territory Medical Students Graduate

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles

Caps Off To 25 New Northern Territory Medical Graduates

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government is delivering high quality health care with 25 Students graduating from the NT Medical program (NTMP).

Minister for Health Natasha Fyles attended today’s ceremony congratulating the graduates, who will spend the next 4 years developing their skills as medical practitioners in the NT.

“Territorians deserve access to high quality services and training our own medical professionals is so important to delivering that.” Minister Fyles said.

 

“Former Henderson Government launched the program in 2011 as a major strategy to ‘grow our own’ medical workforce, trained to understand and address our unique health challenges within a culturally safe context.”

Minister Fyles said the Gunner Government is continuing to improve the lives of Territorians, working constructively in partnership for the best health care.”

“Northern Territory Medical Program is a joint initiative of Flinders University, Charles Darwin University and the Northern Territory and Federal Governments.” Minister Fyles said.

“Northern Territory Government provides $ 2.58 Million per year for the NTMP.”

“For this investment, we support 104 medical students currently enrolled over the 4 year course, including the 25 new medical practitioners, whom we welcome into our workforce today.”

NTMP has now graduated 74 doctors over the past 4 years, including 8 Aboriginal doctors.

Retention of the first cohort of our ‘home-grown’ doctors in the Northern Territory workforce after completion of their return to service obligation is 75%, which strengthens the safety and quality of health services across the board.