Where are they now?

Where are they now?

Our Intern class of 2015 have completed the year successfully, and have now started their PGY2 year. So, what did a year of EGCBI prepare them for? Where are they now?

2015 Interns: Back: Dr Tom Souchen, Dr Valerie Co, Dr Jane Greacen (Director of Community Clinical Training), Dr Ranmali Hatharasinghe, Dr Otsile Dinama and Dr Padeepa Perera. Front: Ms Rebecca Woodland (EGCBI Program Manager), Dr Emma Gault, and Dr Sookie Pather.

2015 Interns: Back: Dr Tom Souchen, Dr Valerie Co, Dr Jane Greacen (Director of Community Clinical Training), Dr Ranmali Hatharasinghe, Dr Otsile Dinama and Dr Padeepa Perera. Front: Ms Rebecca Woodland (EGCBI Program Manager), Dr Emma Gault, and Dr Sookie Pather.

 

Dr Tom Souchen: Tom has his eyes set firmly on becoming a GP, and to that end he is completing his PGY2 year at Bairnsdale Regional Health Services, where he is completing a rotations in Emergency, and General Medicine.

Dr Valerie Co: A career as a Physician was calling Val, and she has been accepted into Basic Physician Training at Monash Health. Val credits the EGCBI program with giving her a broad range of skills and plenty of hands on experience in a supportive environment, and is looking forward to putting these into practice in her new role.

Dr Ranmali Hatharasinghe: After a 10 week rotation at Macleod St Medical Centre, Ranmali decided that a career as a GP was very attractive (after previously ruling it out)!  Ran is completing her PGY2 year at Bairnsdale Regional Health Services, and is looking forward to continuing her learning.

Dr Emma Gault: Emma completed her Internship year at Central Gippsland Health Services, and along the way was accepted into the GP Training program, which she is beginning with the completion of her PGY2 year at Central Gippsland Health Services. With a keen interest in Obstetrics, Emma is also looking at completing a Diploma of Obstetrics in the future.

Dr Padeepa Perera: After completing his Internship at Central Gippsland Health Services, Padeepa also found that a career as a Physician was tempting, and was accepted into Basic Physician Training with Frankston Health. He is keen to return to Sale in future rotations – and they are happy to have him back at any time!

Dr Otsile Dinama:  Otsile’s Internship at Bairnsdale Regional Health Services was a success, so much so that she is also completing her PGY2 year with rotations in both Emergency and General Medicine. Otsile is planning to apply for entry to the GP Training program this year, and we are certain that she’s make a fantastic GP.

Dr Sookie Pather: Sookie also made the successful transition from provisional to general registration, and is completing his PGY2 year in Melbourne. Sookie had an interest in Geriatric Medicine, so we are going to be following his career with interest to see where he decides to specialise!

 

Our inaugural EGCBI class show that the program offers a solid foundation for whichever specialisation you are considering following. The exposure to a broad range of presentations, the hands on learning, the supportive and skilled supervisors and mentors, the collegial working environment and the excellent care and support provided by program staff mean that the Internship experience on offer with the EGCBI is second to none. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want more information, or if you would like to chat with current or previous Interns.