A catch up with Ryde Hospital's Junior Medical Officers
Dr Nicholas Moor, Dr Pasan Miyuru Pannila and Dr Krishna Rajesh Kotecha have hit the ground running at Ryde Hospital's ED. They are three of the hospital's 11 new JMOs. The trio took some time out of their busy schedules to chat about their JMO experience so far.
Nicholas studied at Newcastle University and was inspired to follow in his father's footsteps and become a doctor.
"The staff here at the hospital have been very supportive and the overall experience has been a combination of fun and busy," he said.
"Being a doctor is a rewarding experience, we are in a privileged position to help people.
"My advice to anyone considering becoming a doctor is just to give it a go."
Krishna is enjoying applying his knowledge to a clinical setting after completing his studies at Western Sydney University.
"Ryde is a great place to learn as there are lots of senior staff," he said.
"The experience so far has been very rewarding and a massive change from university.
"Now I am responsible for patients and potentially their lives."
Pasan studied at University of NSW and is enjoying working life in the ED particularly interacting with patients.
Pasan said he decided to study medicine as it's a good mix of science and human interaction.
"My aim is to become a GP, specialising in public health and palliative care," Pasan said.
"The wonderful thing about working in a smaller hospital is you get a chance to know everyone and everyone is willing to help."