Trainee doctors greeted at Liverpool Hospital

LIVERPOOL Hospital is bustling with fresh faces since welcoming 56 new interns on Monday.

Demand for internships continued to grow, said NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner, who was there to greet them at their orientation.

She said this year's state total would increase by 80 students to 925.

"This is an exciting day in the life of every young doctor," Mrs Skinner said.

"They have graduated from their studies and are embarking on a challenging new journey where they will build clinical expertise.

"I am proud of NSW's investment in training interns, and ensuring they become doctors who can deliver the highest-quality care.

"I wish them all well."

During their year-long placement, the interns will rotate through metropolitan, outer-metropolitan and rural hospitals.

They will also gain experience in GP practices and complete compulsory terms in medicine, surgery and emergency.

Meanwhile, NSW will host a national medical intern summit in Sydney on February 22.

Health ministers, medical deans and peak medical bodies will discuss how to increase the number of interns.

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