Today, I welcomed 24 medical graduates to Sutherland Hospital within the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, part of the 2020 annual intake of intern doctors funded by the NSW Government.
The new intern doctors would perform a vital role in the health system and will be based at Sutherland Hospital as part of their two year contract..
The two year internship is a vital step in ensuring our future doctors are amongst the best trained doctors in the world.
Across NSW there are a record 1,027 intern doctors beginning work this week, which is an increase of 257 positions or 33 per cent since 2011. The professional experience our new doctors will gain is key to the health and wellbeing of our citizens in the future.
The NSW Government is investing $107 million in the internship program this year.