More interns on board at GPHC
As strides are being made to ensure Guyana is equipped with an adequate amount of doctors to meet the specific health care needs of the country’s populace, the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) yesterday oriented medical students to an internship being offered.
The budding doctors, who have just completed their sixth year of study in the medical field, have so far registered to make use of the programme. However, Chief Executive Officer, Michael Khan, noted that more may be coming on board.
Khan told media operatives yesterday that completion of the internship and submission of the final paper will result in participants becoming registered as General Medical Officers.
The internship is intended to last for one year.
Interns were said to have signed their contracts yesterday.
Khan, in brief remarks offered to participants, urged them to adopt good work ethics, including good manners and attitudes towards patients seeking medical attention at the GPHC. He also advised that interns stay away from the “doctor’s handwriting” as failure to analyze information given by doctors has over the years been a stumbling block for the hospital.
Interns were also briefed on their conditions of internship, involvement of nursing, and services offered at the laboratory. Importance of documentation was also a topic of delivery as well as the role of occupational health and safety and the medical intern.
Participants were introduced to the various Heads of Department of the GPHC as they were taken on a “walk through” of the hospital to signal the programme’s official commencement.