St John of God Health Care welcomes new cohort of medical interns

The second cohort of directly employed interns began their medical careers at St John of God Health Care this week, following the commencement of the program in 2020.

6 Jan 2021

St John of God Midland Hospital 2021 medical interns

The 12 interns will be based at St John of God Midland Public Hospital and will rotate to St John of God Subiaco Hospital later in the year.

St John of God Health Care Group CEO Dr Shane Kelly said the organisation were delighted to welcome the latest cohort of medical interns and wished them all the best as they officially began their medical career.

“We received extremely good feedback from our inaugural medical intern cohort [last year] for the outstanding teaching and training they experienced at our organisation – despite the challenges caused by COVID-19,” he said.

“The success of our doctors in training program demonstrates that our latest medical interns will benefit from being part of a small cohort, further supporting their individualised training, education and mentorship."

St John of God Health Care has a long and proud history of providing training for junior doctors at our various hospitals through partnerships with tertiary public hospitals.

St John of God Midland Public Hospital CEO Michael Hogan said over the next 12 months, the interns will gain firsthand experience across a variety of medical specialties, including general surgery, emergency medicine, general medicine/acute aged care, paediatrics, intensive care and neurology/stroke.

“Our unique four-term internship program has been created to provide interns with dedicated learning and research opportunities and a supportive environment, including flexible work arrangements,” Michael said.

 “Our internship program forms part of the hospital’s focus on contributing to developing a highly skilled medical workforce.

“Since the hospital opened in 2015, we have supported more than 1290 medical interns, resident medical officers and medical registrars.”