Emergency-trained doctors graduate

By Tara Whitsed

Three Shepparton-based doctors have successfully passed their Emergency Medicine Certificate.

The training program runs for six months and GV Health emergency medicine education and training program support officer Melanie Brown said the doctors did incredibly well.

The program provided the doctors with adequate knowledge and sufficient clinical experience to be safe and efficient practitioners.

Participant Yansun Lim said the course had been great in boosting his confidence to become a general practitioner.

“I decided I wanted to get as much experience from the Emergency Department as I could,” he said.

“Basically it’s a competency program where we do several procedures as well as see certain cases … in order to be proficient in general emergency situations.”

Dr Lim said the course was a fantastic stepping stone for him, as he had plans to work in remote parts of the Northern Territory.

“The reason why I wanted to do the EMC program was because, in my head, I envisage a doctor as someone who can handle emergency situations,” he said.

“Initially when I started off as an intern, I was very nervous … and I didn’t know how to handle acute cases.”

Ms Brown congratulated Dr Lim on achieving a near-perfect score for his results, as well as doctors Bassem Iskander and Janagan Kanthasamy on completing the program.