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Medical interns Josephine Walker, Lachlan Mitchell and Vy Phuong Brenda Nguyen

Junior doctors welcomed

10 Feb 2022


As we continue responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and quickly approach the opening of the new Nepean Hospital tower, the year ahead will be an extraordinary time at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD).

Set to have their own extraordinary year are 60 new medical interns who are beginning their medical careers at our Local Health District. The junior medical officers have completed their medical degrees and will undertake rotations through our services while completing a supervised year of practice to become independent practitioners.  

For medical intern Vy Phuong Brenda Nguyen, our Local Health District’s reputation for providing a supportive learning environment was an important reason she chose to begin her medical career at NBMLHD.

“A lot of interns say that Nepean Hospital has a great teaching culture. The team here are lovely and you just know you’re going to get taken care of,” says Dr Nguyen.

The opportunity for high quality clinical training at the busy Nepean Hospital is particularly exciting for Dr Nguyen.

“You learn more as you see more. I think we’ll be very lucky to help out as many people as we can this year,” says Dr Nguyen.

Fellow medical intern, Lachlan Mitchell says he’s also keen to learn as much as he can and be part of the team delivering quality care to our community.

“What’s ahead of us is a little bit daunting, but still very exciting. I’m looking forward to actually being a doctor and doing the medicine we’ve been learning for the last four years,” Dr Mitchell says.

The JMO interns are the first round of new starters we will welcome as the year progresses with Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Registrars, and Allied Health staff completing orientation in the months ahead.

Want to join our team? Find out more about employment opportunities at NBMLHD.