The 2015 EGCBI Intern Orientation Week was held from the 5th -9th January, 2015. Pictured are Program Manager Bec Woodland with Dr Tom Souchen, Dr Otsile Dinama, Dr Valerie Co, Dr Emma Gault, and Dr Padeepa Perera. (Absent are Dr Jane Greacen, Director of Clinical Training, Dr Ranmali Hatharasinghe and Dr Sookie Pather).
Orientation Week comprised tours of all the facilities involved in the program, as well as site specific orientation, a visit to Metung for dinner with supervisors, learning sessions in the Simulation Lab, many guest speakers, and much more! Feedback from the Orientation Week was as follows:
‘Meeting and getting to know everyone was fun. The presentations were good and quite important. I enjoyed the MET call theory and rural generalist talks.’
‘The Krowathunkoolong visit provided great insight into the perspective of Indigenous communities.’
‘Very useful information and relevant to work and improving quality of life.’
‘As a doctor the critical responsibilities of being hands on in a professional fashion, firstly knowing what to do and then executing this in a constructive manner was covered very well.’
‘All time in skills labs I find extremely useful. Socialising at dinner was enjoyable.’
‘Overall I thought the orientation week was excellent. I thought the social dinner was a great idea in order to get a chance to socialise with the group. I feel I was well prepared to start work.’
We look forward to updating you on the 2015 Intern’s progress throughout the year.