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Welcoming our 62 new medical interns

7 January 2020

Austin Health has welcomed 62 new medical interns for 2020.

These doctors will rotate through our services and gain valuable training, experience and support from our medical, nursing, allied health and pharmacy staff.

Interim Chief Executive Officer, Dr Max Alexander, recently dropped in to personally welcome the new doctors.

"It's a great pleasure to welcome the new intern intake to Austin Health this year," said Dr Alexander.

"Austin has a long and great history of training young doctors well, so we welcome you and hope that you thrive."

Dr Hussein Abbouchie and Dr Jordan Crawford are two of the new doctors who are part of the 2020 intern group at Austin Health.

“I chose Austin Health because of the culture. Having been a student here since 2017, I know that all the staff here are super friendly from doctors, nurses, allied health, it’s a very inclusive community. That’s what made me want to come back here," Hussein said.

Dr Abbouchie’s areas of interest include surgery and procedural radiology.

“I’m doing surgical rotations, one vascular and one in upper gastrointestinal surgery and also doing a radiology rotation. So I’ll get a good taste for these areas throughout the year.

“It’s been a long time coming, after seven years at University I’m just so excited to get stuck into it,” he said

Dr Crawford chose Austin Health because of the wide range of clinical opportunities and exposure to a wide range of different specialties.

"I feel equal parts nervous and excited," Jordan said.

"I'm really looking to consolidate my clinical skills this year, and get some exposure to different units which I haven't worked in before. I think I'm more physician training inclined at this point but I'm open to whatever comes my way."

"Austin has a fantastic reputation for teaching and for being supportive of its junior staff, and that's a place where I feel that I'd be able to really learn and grow," she said.

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