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In the second week of orientation, you will buddy up with the outgoing Intern or RMO and learn everything you can about the job before the following week.

This section is intended to give you a sense of who your contacts are and where you're meant to be in the second week. It's mainly aimed at the Westmead ward-based Interns, for whom the arrangements are most complex. 

Remember that during this week you are registered and legally entitled to practice, so if you are asked to do something that only a 'real doctor' should be doing, you are a real doctor now. But, if you are asked to do something you don't understand or feel uncomfortable with, check and ask for help.

NB: Those who don't do the DETECT simulations in the first week will be scheduled to do so in the second. This will involve most of the Westmead ward-based interns and the relievers. DETECT will be run in the Simulation Centre on Level 3 of the Education Block. The faculty have a very tight schedule, so please don't be late.

Westmead Wards

The general strategy is that during the first week of orientation you should make contact with your counterpart and arrange a time and place to meet on Monday morning of the second week, or before. To page from any phone in the hospital, press *2 , then the page number, then *.

When you are trying to figure out who the right person is, there are three possibilities:

  1. You are doing a term where there is only one team and thus only one JMO to choose from. These teams include:
    Surgical Oncology - Breast/Endocrine, Plastics, Surgical Transplant, Urology
  2. You are doing a term with multiple JMOs who all operate as one large team. In this case you can make contact with any team member at random. These teams include:
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Upper GI Surgery  
  3. You are doing a term in a department with several different teams. In this case, we will publish a list of which particular team you are attached to halfway through the first week of orientation. These teams include:
    Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Haematology, Medical Oncology, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Renal, Respiratory, Vascular
NB: The Renal Intern will spend half the term in nephrology, then swap with the RMO and complete the second half the term in dialysis. This means they need to buddy up with the outgoing RMO doing nephrology.

Westmead ED

Your primary contact is Dr Laura Brown and she has already sent you a roster for this week, as well as for Term 1.


Your primary contact is Dr Andrew Baker. Don't forget that most of you have DETECT on Thursday, starting a 1pm. If this is your first activity of the day on Thursday leave plenty of time to get here and find parking as heavy traffic on the highway is the norm.


Your primary contact is Jenny Sleiman, the JMO Manager at Auburn Hospital. She should have contacted you already. Her phone number is 8759 3136 and her email is

Coffs Harbour

Your primary contact is Julie Silence, the JMO Manager at Coffs Harbour Base Hospital.

You should have already organised accommodation at Coffs Harbour with relocation plans over the long weekend. Contact Details for Coffs Harbour RSU are:

Julie Sillince
Network JMO Manager
Coffs Clinical Network

Marianne Harley
JMO Support
Coffs Clinical Network

Karen Aranyi
JMO Support
Coffs Clinical Network

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