Minister Welcomes 318 New Interns Into Western Australia Public Hospitals For 2018

Minister Welcomes 318 New Interns Into Western Australia Public Hospitals For 2018

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook

Junior Doctors Welcomed Into Western Australia Health System

Victor P Taffa

  • Public hospital system welcomes 318 new interns in 2018
  • 86 % of interns trained within Western Australia, including 6 Aboriginal graduates

Western Australian health system will benefit from the latest intake of junior doctors, who will complete their 3-year internships within metropolitan and regional hospitals.

“McGowan Government is committed to maximising State-based training opportunities for medical students.” Minister for Health Roger Cook said.

“I commend all of the successful interns, the majority of which are locally trained, and I look forward to seeing the positive improvements that stem from this latest injection of talent into our health system.”

Health Minister Roger Cook congratulated the 318 junior doctors who accepted internships in Western Australia public hospitals for 2018.

Graduates trained at Western Australian universities, including 6 Aboriginal graduates, accepted 273 positions (86 %).

Interns will be placed at:

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital (118);
  • Royal Perth Hospital (87);
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (103);
  • Western Australia Country Health Service – Albany Hospital and Bunbury Hospital (10).

A further 18 interns, including 14 international medical graduates, will commence at Ramsay Health Care campuses under an agreement with the Federal Government.