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AMA Victoria congratulates this years graduating medical students

11 January 2013

After years of burying their heads in textbooks, trying to stay awake in lectures and cramming for exams, the moment has finally arrived.

AMA Victoria would like to congratulate the medical students graduating from Melbourne, Monash and Deakin universities. Furthermore, we would like to extend our support for the students as they make the transition into professional internships.

AMA President and Emergency Physician, Dr Stephen Parnis, says it’s time for the students to enjoy the ride.

“Medicine is more than a career. It’s a calling which requires more than just good marks at school and university. It demands commitment to a set of ethical principles which say that they will put their patient’s needs first. It will give them feelings of exhilaration when they make a diagnosis, ease someone’s pain, deliver a baby, or assist a dying patient to remain comfortable and dignified, said Dr Parnis.

To celebrate this special occasion AMA Victoria is holding its annual Intern Reception. The event offers interns a chance to mingle with their new colleagues as they commence clinical practice in Victoria. Doctors in training will talk to students about what to expect and AMA Victoria will award a cheque to the top student graduating from each university.

“Starting in the next few days, they will be making a tremendous contribution to our health system - by delivering high quality medical care and simultaneously continuing their medical education. And medical education never ends, even for those of us with our specialist qualifications, Dr Parnis said.

The Intern Reception will be held at the popular CQ function room, where the young doctors are invited to throw away the essays and grab the stethoscope.

Venue: CQ Functions, 113 - 123 Queen St, Melbourne

Date: 11 January 2013

For further information please contact Luke Buesnel on 0437 450 506.

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