Orange Health Service has received a fresh injection of doctors, with 16 people set to start their medical careers.
Competition for places was fierce, with 80 people applying for 16 vacancies.
Blayney’s Jess Fardon is one who’ll spend the next two years in intensive training.
“I’m so excited. I’m a country girl, Sydney is a bit much,” Dr Fardon said.
“It’s a dream come true to be back in the Central West. I’m hoping not to see too many familiar faces as patients.”
American Nicholas Otte is returning to Orange after completing a placement at the hospital during the course of his studies at Sydney University.
Dr Otte said it was a suggestion from a former colleague which led to him studying medicine in Australia and after two years he decided he wanted to stay.
“I’m excited for a change. I was in Sydney’s RPA and it was quite fast-paced. I’m looking forward to some hands-on learning,” he said.