WELCOME: A new intern is heading to Capricorn Coast Hospital.
WELCOME: A new intern is heading to Capricorn Coast Hospital. Chris Ison

CQ to host new generation of doctors

INTERN Ronelle Andrew is one of 35 junior doctors to launch the next phase of their medical careers in the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service this year.

Ronelle will be based at the Capricorn Coast Hospital and Health Service, where she will work under Medical Superintendent Dr Parbodh Gogna.

The Assistant Education Minister and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said Ronelle would be warmly welcomed in the Keppel community where she was taking her place as one of 749 new medical interns throughout Queensland.

"In Central Queensland, 35 new doctors are embarking on what I'm sure will be long and rewarding careers in medicine,” she said.

"Rockhampton, Gladstone and Capricorn Coast hospitals are excellent training grounds where they can learn from very capable and respected clinicians.”

Ms Lauga said each new intern would participate in a week-long orientation program to familiarise themselves with their respective hospitals and its services.

"They will then begin rotations through a variety of units that may include general medicine, surgery, emergency medicine and additional elective terms in other specialised areas.”

She said the latest placement of interns reflected the State Government's commitment to delivering world-class health services across the state.



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