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Thursday, January 19, 2006

RHH Awards ‘Best Intern, Registrar and Intern Supervisor’ of the Year - ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL - Tasmanian Government Media Releases

RHH Awards ‘Best Intern, Registrar and Intern Supervisor’ of the Year - ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL - Tasmanian Government Media Releases

Media Note:

Vision and Interviews are available. Media are ask to please meet at 10.30am Argyle Street Entrance for escort. Dr Peter Leslie will be there as well as recipients.

Last night, three of the ‘Best’ were recognized by their peers, acknowledged by their seniors and awarded by the Royal Hobart Hospital at the annual medical staff dinner.

Each year Awards are presented by the Hospital in recognition of an Intern’s, Registrar and Intern Supervisor’s unique and outstanding abilities, work ethic, attitude and support of others.

This year Dr Clare McArthur was voted ‘Intern of the Year’, ‘Registrar of the Year’ - Dr Kwang Chien Yee and ‘Intern Supervisor’ was taken out by Dr Nicole Hancock.

Dr Clare McArthur has already received a number of Prizes and Scholarships and was listed on the Dean’s Roll of Excellence for Outstanding Academic Performance in 2000 and 2002. She was awarded the Bayer Health Care Prize in Biochemistry and the Arthur Cobbold Prize in Physiology in 2000.

Dr Kwang Chien Yee completed his internship at the Royal Hobart Hospital and gained a wide variety of clinical experience in 2002. In 2003 he undertook Basic Physician training again at the Royal Hobart Hospital. His clinical rotations included renal, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, palliative care, radiation oncology and endocrinology. In addition he has tutored in Pharmacology, and lectured in the Discipline of Anatomy and Physiology. In 2004 he continued his basic physician training. Dr Yee has published a number of Journal papers and presented a number of papers at conferences.

Intern Supervisor, Dr Nicole Hancock is highly regarded amongst her peers and is a valued member of the medical staff. Dr Hancock graduated from the University of Tasmania, School of Medicine, completing her Internship, Residency and Basic and Advanced Physician training both at the RHH and interstate. She gained her Fellowship General Physician and was Deputy Director of Medical Services for 3 years. Recently Dr Hancock was appointed Head of the Department of General Medicine.

Royal Hobart Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Dr Peter Leslie congratulated the three popular winners, “The Hospital provides excellent teaching opportunities both academically and within in a clinically supportive environment.

I am pleased and proud to acknowledge the successes all our medical officers and those that have received these prestigious peer awards.

The Royal Hobart Hospital is a fine teaching and research based major tertiary referral centre, particularly in areas such as acute care and trauma.” he said.

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