Doctors join training program

(left to right): Dr Michael Jones, Dr Brittany Green, Dr Hemma Valluvan and Dr Daniel McLean. Picture supplied

Tara Murray

Four Northern Hospital medical officers have been accepted into the prestigious Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) training program.

After having two medical officers selected in each of the past four years, the number of doctors selected from Northern Health has doubled to four this year – a record for the hospital.

Those successful are Dr Brittany Green, Dr Hemma Valluvan, Dr Daniel McLean and Dr Michael Jones.

RANZCOG trains and accredits doctors in the specialties of obstetrics and gynaecology in providing the highest standards of health care.

It’s a six-year specialist program with only 25 doctors per year selected from just seven hospitals across Victoria.

Dr Green said it was exciting to be able to continue her journey at Northern Health.

“After being part of the northern community for the last couple of years, it’s really exciting to be accepted onto the training program and to be able to continue my journey in obstetrics and gynaecology at Northern.

“I’m really proud of everything all of us have achieved and I look forward to working with them as we continue our careers.”

The other three doctors are just as excited to commence their specialist training.

“It’s something I’ve been working towards for a very long time and I’m really glad that I have the opportunity to work for women and the community in areas that I’m really passionate about,” Dr Valluvan said.

Dr Jones said: “I’ve been a resident in the obstetrics and gynaecology department at Northern Health for the last two years and it’s been a really great environment to learn and be supported, so it’s really exciting to have the opportunity to continue to grow my skills and work towards becoming a specialist in the field”.

Dr McLean said:“ We’re feeling very grateful – we all love our job and we’re all very excited to continue training.”