Recently, St John of God Health Care reported biggest cohort yet of medical interns, now working in Perth’s largest hospitals.

This year, St John of God Health Care is hosting the biggest cohort of medical interns, who started this week. The medical intern program is based at St John of God Midland public and private hospitals, and interns will be conducting rotations at St John of God Subiaco Hospital and St John of God Murdoch hospital.

According to St John of God Health Care Group CEO Dr Shane Kelly, the intern program now includes 20 medical interns and, for the first time, they will have the option to rotate at the Subiaco and Murdoch branches of St John of God.

“This means medical interns now have a greater variety of medical areas and locations to gain firsthand experience,” he said.

“It is also the first year that graduates of the Curtin University’s new medical school have joined the intern program,” he added.

According to St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals CEO Michael Hogan the format of the internship program has been designed to provide participants with learning and research opportunities.

“Our unique four-term internship program has been created to provide interns with dedicated learning and research opportunities and a supportive environment, including flexible work arrangements.”

According to Dr Kelly the intern program forms part of the organisation’s focus on making a substantial contribution to the development of a highly skilled medical workforce.