This month, The Royal Melbourne Hospital welcomed 80 new Interns as they begin their medical careers.
Our interns in 2019 are a diverse group, representing all major universities in Melbourne as well as one each from Sydney and Western Australia.
Throughout the year they will complete five rotations across a wide range of specialties including medical, surgical and Emergency.
“As part of our internship program, each intern will also be paired with an outgoing intern from the previous year. Our peer mentor program gives our new doctors the additional support and guidance they need as they begin their careers, and they often form tight and lasting relationships,” said A/Prof Louisa Ng, Supervisor of Intern Training.
Dr Joey Haydar (pictured right) decided to study medicine at Monash University because of a keen interest in sport medicine and surgery, and he’s feeling excited yet nervous about starting his intern year with RMH.
“I’m most looking forward to being more involved in patient care, taking more responsibility within the team, working with more senior and experienced people and learning on the job,” he said.
For Dr Tegan Kay (pictured below) from Melbourne University, studying medicine provided human connection and is a great stepping stone to many different pathways.
“I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to work within the community, to interact with patients as a responsible doctor and to use the skills I have learnt,” she said.
A/Prof Ng said our interns are highly valued members of the team and welcomed them to the RMH.
“Our interns are often all things to all people. Please make them feel welcome. They are keen and enthusiastic and will thrive in a warm and supportive environment!” she said.