Dubbo Hospital has officially welcomed its 2017 intake of new medical recruits.
The interns have been selected through NSW Health's Rural Preferential Recruitment program, coordinated by the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) which determines the number of places available.
Director of Prevocational Education & Training at Dubbo Hospital, Dr Jeniffer Fiore-Chapman said Dubbo is fast becoming a highly sought after placement for new doctors.
“We interviewed 50 medical students for 8 posts – our highest ever number of applicants indicating the highly competitive nature of our positions," Dr Fiore-Chapman said.
The interns come from across the state and will complete two years of training at the hospital, which is able to offer them a breadth of clinical specialties on the one campus.
“It is encouraging to see we are starting to grow our own with new recruits from the School of Rural Health at The University of Sydney," she said.
“We'd especially like to welcome three interns from the local area who will be joining Dubbo Health Service – Lars Newman who was born and bred in Dubbo, Angus Webb from Narromine and Michelle Jayasuriya from Orange."
“We are all looking forward to working with our new junior doctors and hope that many of them will choose to practice rurally."