Next 'in turn' as future doctors

February 8, 2017

RPH welcomed 85 new interns this year who will spend the first 12 months completing a number of rotations across different specialities.

Included in the group is Dr Michele Delacretaz, who at 54 is up to three decades older than some of her colleagues.

Michele is no stranger to hospitals however, working as a midwife for many years before deciding to study medicine.

Dr Delacretaz said she didn’t mind being ‘the mum’ of the group and being mistaken as a senior doctor, rather than an intern.

“I wanted to do more in women’s health and to do that I realised I had to know more,” she said.

Royal Perth Bentley Group Executive Director Dr Aresh Anwar welcomed the new interns and said RPH provided excellent opportunities for junior doctors.

“Our interns are expected to work to a very high standard, and RPH - as one of Western Australia’s premier teaching hospitals - offers a strong platform for junior doctors to launch their careers in,” he said.

“Our interns will learn from some of the very best clinicians in their field.”

Interns are mentored by renowned consultants and receive practical bedside training. They are expected to regularly perform basic clinical procedures and are often guided through new technical procedures.