James asks Dr Ken Liu, Liver Transplant Fellow, Bridget Barbaro, Acting Nursing Unit Manager, and Amy Freeman-Sanderson, Senior Speech Pathologist from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. The question – What makes a good Intern?
Interviewees: Ken Liu, Bridget Barbaro, Amy Freeman-Sanderson
Dr Ken Liu is currently the liver transplant fellow at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Ken completed his internship, residency and Basic Physician Training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He also completed 2 years of advanced training in Gastroenterology at Concord Hospital.
Brigid Barbaro is an Acting Nursing Unit Manager at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. In 2004, Brigid completed her training to become a registered nurse. Brigid has worked in various roles including clinical education, project management, management and was the Nursing Executive Officer in 2014 at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. In 2012 she completed her MBA, majoring in Health Management. Brigid enjoys being a NUM, leading a team and having the ability to maintain patient contact and make impact changes for the benefit of patients.
Amy Freeman-Sanderson is the manager of Speech Pathology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2001 and has been working in the hospital environment since graduation. Amy has worked in a number of tertiary facilities both in Australia and England. She has experience working within a multidisciplinary team in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Her current caseload is critical care and Amy is completing her PhD in communication facilitation in mechanically ventilated tracheostomy patients.
With Dr Ken Liu, Liver Transplant Fellow at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Bridget Barbaro, Acting Nursing Unit Manager at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Amy Freeman-Sanderson, Senior Speech Pathologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
A good intern can make a big difference to patient care and how efficiently a ward functions. Internship can be a steep learning curve and the skillset required to be a good intern can at times be very different to those practiced in medical school. Being an intern means being a team player – here are some tips from some key members of that team.
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