Notley-Smith Welcomes New Intern Doctors
Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith welcomed 37 new medical graduates who
will undertake a year-long internship at Prince of Wales hospital in 2017.
“I’m so pleased these new doctors will undertake their internship at our local hospital.
Every intern will benefit from the support and direction of our clinicians,” Notley-
NSW funds more medical intern positions than any other state or territory. In 2017,
992 interns will start at hospitals around the state – up from 983 in 2016. This record
number of intern doctors represents a funding commitment by the NSW Government
of $107 million. The 2017 cohort of interns also includes 12 Aboriginal medical
“I wish all interns the best for what I am sure will be a very informative and exciting
year,” Notley-Smith said.
NSW guarantees intern positions to all domestic medical graduates of NSW
universities. As well, NSW 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. This
includes the one-year internship followed by a year which focusses on consolidating
professional practice and experience in different clinical settings.
During their one-year internship, the graduates will complete compulsory terms in the
specialties of medicine, surgery and emergency.