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PAH recognised for high quality intern training

26 September 2019

PA Hospital has retained its accreditation from Prevocational Medical Accreditation Queensland (PMAQ) for providing education and training for interns.

The hospital received an excellent report, which is testament to the commitment of senior medical staff to train the next generation of Queensland’s doctors.

Each hospital in Queensland is assessed every four years against a set of standards that ensure the quality of education, training and experience offered to interns.  The Medical Education Unit provides evidence to PMAQ on the training and support available which is further assessed by a two-day site visit. 

“PAH achieved a great result, which we should all be very proud of”, said Deputy Director of Clinical Training, Dr Nigel Fellows.

Current PA Intern, Dr Laura Whitelaw, said the program ensures interns move around the hospital, based in different departments every 10 weeks, to gain the best clinical exposure.

“The PA Intern program gives us great experience and exposure to a large hospital that offers lots of services.

“I am enjoying my time here and am hopeful to stay on at PAH come 2020,” said Dr Whitelaw.

The accreditation cements the amazing work from both registrars and senior doctors to support our 95 interns currently undertaking their training at the PAH.  The successful accreditation allows the hospital to continue to provide exceptional education and training for interns for the next 4 years.

Last updated 26 September 2019
Last reviewed 26 September 2019

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