The Northern Sydney Local Health District welcomed 95 new junior doctors, who have started their first days on the wards at Royal North Shore, Hornsby, Ryde, Manly and Mona Vale hospitals this week. This year's starters are part of a record intake of 999 intern doctors across the state. During their one-year internship, our junior medical officers (JMOs) will complete compulsory terms in the specialties of medicine, surgery and emergency.
North Shore MP Felicity Wilson and Matt Kean, Member for Hornsby, took some time in their busy schedules to personally welcome some of our new junior doctors. They both chatted to the interns at length about their studies, their experience so far as well as the future of medicine before stopping for photos. Matt Kean was saying our new doctors' drive and commitment would improve the lives of thousands of people. "It's an honour to have these dedicated professionals at Hornsby Hospital to start their long careers," Mr Kean said. As well as working at the hospitals our interns have started at, all new doctors will rotate through other hospitals within the district including Royal North Shore, Hornsby, Ryde, Mona Vale, Manly and the SAN.