Junior doctors kickstart medical careers

A group of over 100 junior doctors standing outside in a Fiona Stanley Hospital courtyard.
Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group welcomed 118 new medical graduates this week, signalling the start of their careers as doctors.
January 15, 2018

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG) welcomed 118 new medical graduates this week, signalling the start of their careers as doctors.

Their five-day induction and orientation at Fiona Stanley Hospital included clinical scenarios, equipment training and an ‘Amazing Race’ style site familiarisation exercise.

The interns will complete five 10-11 week rotations in different medical specialties at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Fremantle Hospital, Rockingham General Hospital, Albany Hospital and Broome Hospital.

FSFHG Executive Director Janet Zagari said working across South Metropolitan Health Service hospitals presents fantastic career opportunities for these young doctors.

“I hope their experience will be the start of long and fulfilling medical careers, and will help us to continue to deliver safe, high quality clinical care to our patients.”

The interns starting at FSFHG is the largest group to have begun work at Perth’s tertiary public hospitals.

The graduates, from both local and interstate universities, have diverse backgrounds including pharmacy, engineering, nursing, allied health and state emergency services.