A new cohort of 18 foundation doctors have started their two-year training programme at Jersey’s Hospital.
Once their training is completed, the doctors will return either to the UK to undertake specialty training, or stay in employment with Health and Community Services (HCS) as locally employed doctors.
The doctors come from the UK, Ireland, Jordan and Australia.
HCS’s Medical Education and Centre Manager, Oliver Leeming, said: “It’s really exciting to welcome a new cohort of Foundation Doctors to Jersey, and specifically to HCS. The Foundation Programme aims to give doctors in training competence in basic clinical skills and management of acutely ill patients as well as developing other softer skill sets such as team working and communication, and to give them a broad basis to start to build their speciality training applications on.
“We are welcoming these Doctors, working in partnership with Health Education Wessex and their Foundation School, which is the Deanery we are attached to. We are passionate about providing good quality medical education and training in a supportive environment.
Doctor, Ankit Das, who is 27 and from Brisbane, Australia, said: “It’s my first time on the Island. I decided to come here because I heard good things about Jersey from friends and colleagues. I have made some friends and I’m looking forward to going exploring in the countryside. So far I have undertaken one day of training in life support.”
The main picture shows: Top row, left to right: Dr Vishal Unadkat, Dr Abraham Nash, Dr Zachary Osman and Dr Elena Perez. Middle row, left to right: Dr Richard Barker, Dr Marie-Julie Cnudde, Dr Elana St George, Dr Lois Aled, Dr Matilda Brock and Dr Leah Bonello. Back row, left to right: Dr Adnan Al-Husseini, Dr Ankit Das, Dr Joseph Hocking, Dr Rosie Ellis and Dr Anna Sutton.