Geoff Provest, Member for Tweed, today welcomed 18 medical graduates who commenced their internships at The Tweed Hospital.
Mr Provest visited the hospital to meet the medical graduates who started the year with orientation last Monday
“It’s a privilege to be at The Tweed Hospital today to meet our interns as they begin their journey as doctors,” Mr Provest said.
“I wish them well during their time here and hope they will also enjoy the many riches our local community has to offer.”
NSW is the only state to offer two-year employment contracts to medical graduates commencing their internship.
Over these two years, the junior doctor rotates through a network which includes metropolitan, rural and regional hospitals.
This exposes them to a range of clinical scenarios at the outset of their training and supports them to complete their compulsory internship rotations in medicine, surgery and emergency.
Having gained general registration, the interns continue their second year of networked training as residents.
NSW’s unique Rural Preferential Recruitment Scheme will enable 115 medical graduates to spend the majority of their first two years working in a rural setting.