Hospital hosts Physician clinical exams

August 4, 2014

Rockingham General Hospital (RGH) recently hosted doctors undertaking clinical exams to be admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).

In what was a first for the hospital, eight trainees spent the day putting their clinical and analytical skills into practice before presenting patient cases to local examiners and the National Examiner Panel.

RGH’s Dr Helen Thomas said that hosting the exam was an important development in the recent history of the hospital.

“The division of medicine now provides high quality supervision and training for junior medical staff, with excellent teaching and clinical training opportunities,” she said.

The hospital is awaiting an accreditation visit by the RACP and hopes to achieve the status of a Level 1 Teaching Hospital for Basic Physician Training.