• Hannah Phillips

Record Number of NSW Doctor Interns

A record number of intern doctors were welcomed in January at the Murrumbidgee Local Health District in Wagga Wagga funded by the NSW Government.

Across the State, 999 interns, up from 992 in 2017, will commence their new positions, representing the NSW Government’s commitment to introducing new doctors into the health system, with the state leading the country in terms of funding and conditions.

Member for Wagga Wagga, Daryl Maguire said that over $107 million had been invested into the state-wide internship program to boost the number of doctors in cities and regional areas.

NSW guarantees intern positions to all domestic medical graduates for NSW universities.

NSW also provides internships to many graduates from interstate universities and, where possible, international full-fee paying medical graduates.

“NSW is the only state to offer two-year employment contracts to graduates commencing their internship which includes a rotation through a network of metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals,” Mr Maguire said.

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