Junior doctor wins national award

Friday, 8 December 2017

Dr Samantha Iannella has been nationally recognised as junior doctor of the year in a prestigious award ceremony.

The CALHN surgical resident has been presented with the 2017 Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) Junior Doctor of the Year award for her clinical performance within the local health network.

CPMEC recognises junior doctors that have made significant contributions to medical education and training around Australia, with state and territory winners recognised. 

Dr Samantha Iannella completed an internship with CALHN in 2016 and has continued to advance her career within the local health network.

“It was a very overwhelming experience to be recognised nationally for my work, but I am extremely proud to have received the award,” Dr Iannella said.

“The staff at CALHN have supported my growth within the medical field, particularly during my internship in 2016.

“I want to congratulate all of the other hard working junior doctors recognised for their work in each state and territory, and am so grateful to be recognised amongst them.”

CALHN Chief Executive, Jenny Richter, is proud to see her staff recognised for their hard work.

“It is a very rewarding experience seeing Dr Iannella recognised for her dedication to the health sector, patients, and fellow staff members,” Ms Richter said.

“It is clear Dr Iannella has a bright future within SA Health, and I am very proud to have her as part of the CALHN team.

“South Australia has a dedicated team of professionals working constantly for a healthy community, and it it’s fantastic for this to be nationally recognised through Dr Iannella’s achievement.”

South Australian junior doctors have won the award two years in a row, which highlights the achievements of young doctors within the state.

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