St. John Of God Health Care Now Offers Medical Intern Program

St. John Of God Health Care Now Offers Medical Intern Program

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook

Medical Intern Program Available At St. John Of God Health Care

Victor P Taffa

  • Junior doctors will have more opportunities to advance their career in Western Australia with St. John of God Health Care now accredited to run its own medical intern program
  • John of God Midland Public Hospital has been appointed a Primary Employing Health Service, enabling local medical graduates to access employment in a combined public and private setting
  • Interns will benefit from individualised training, education and mentorship at St. John of God Midland and Subiaco hospitals

Minister for Health Roger Cook today announced that the career pipeline for the next generation of doctors is set to expand in Western Australia, with St. John of God Health Care being accredited by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Western Australia to directly employ interns from 2020.

 

“New intern program is a great addition to Western Australia as it provides more options for newly graduated medical students seeking an internship at a hospital to progress their career and contribute to the local community.” Minister for Health Roger Cook said.

“It is well known that patient care is enhanced by the presence of junior doctors in the clinical setting and it contributes to the workforce of the future.”

Intern program will begin by taking 12 medical graduates in the first year with plans to grow over subsequent years. It will be based at St. John of God Midland Public Hospital (SJGMPH), now appointed a Primary Employing Health Service.

This means local medical graduates can be employed by Midland Hospital and undertake all terms in St. John of God Health Care settings.

Interns will gain experience in a range of specialty areas, such as

  • Emergency medicine,
  • General surgery,
  • Intensive care,
  • Neurology/stroke,
  • Paediatrics.

Initially the intensive care option will be undertaken at St. John of God Subiaco Hospital and the rest undertaken at SJGMPH. It will then expand to other St. John of God Health Care hospitals.