Training prepares new doctors for life on the ward  

The Territory’s newest doctors were given a crash course in what to expect when they hit the wards as interns. 

Doctors from across the NT met in Darwin for the two-day course ‘Now you’re an Intern’, on December 9 and 10 which was run by Flinders NT Regional Training Hub. 

Flinders NT Regional Training Hub Manager Eliza Gill said the workshops provided a link between the student’s final year of medicine studies and working in a hospital. 

“The purpose of the workshop is to celebrate the achievements of final year medical students completing the Flinders Doctor of Medicine program, complement the fourth year Flinders NTMP clinical program aimed at developing skills for internship and lay foundations for the intern orientation programs run by Top End Health Service and Central Australia Health Service,” Ms Gill said.  

The invitation was extended to all doctors undertaking an internship in the NT. 

The workshop was led by junior doctors from Katherine, Darwin and Tennant Creek, with the intention to offer perspectives and experiences from doctors who are a few years into their career to the interns. 

The program followed the patient journey from admission through to discharge.  

Students also had the opportunity to put their knowledge to the test during several scenarios including a code blue. 

The workshop ended with a celebratory social function held at the Beachfront Hotel with graduands and NT Health junior doctors. 

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