North Eastern recently welcomed medical students Laura and Tom who are currently attending Flinders University’s Onkaparinga Clinical Education Program or OCEP for short (We all love a good acronym). They will be with us throughout their community semester placement and during that time will acquire valuable experience for their future professional life. Tom and Laura are the first beneficiaries of this new partnership we have established with Flinders University to help train South Australia’s doctors of tomorrow.
We feel that it is an important part of our mission as a community hospital and aged care facility to pass on to the “new guard” the wealth of knowledge accumulated over years of providing a high quality service. It is also in North Eastern’s interest since these young people will ensure the continuation of our activity in the future. The ability to have this program now at North Eastern would not have been possible without the generous support of our Visiting Medical Specialists, Clinical staff and most importantly our patients and residents who have been happy to have the medical students involved in their care.
We at North Eastern believe that a partnership with such a reputable institution as Flinders University is a mutual acknowledgement of the values we share in shaping the future of health services.