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news.com.au 18 Nov, 2021 07:00 am

Zhi Sin Lee guilty of faking qualifications at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital

Zhi Sin Lee guilty of faking qualifications at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital
A young woman who lied about being a medical intern to work at a major Sydney hospital for eight months says she was under ‘lots of pressure’ and wants to go back to work.

Zhi Sin Lee landed a job at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital in January despite not being qualified after failing her final exams at UNSW.Zhi Sin Lee pleaded guilty to faking her registration forms and working at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital for seven months.Lee pretended to be a qualified doctor from January 18 to August 9 at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital.Immense pressure to succeed caused a woman to fail her university exams and fake qualifications to work as a doctor, a court has been told.

Prosecutor Erin Hoile on behalf of AHPRA told the court that professional costs of $3400 were being sought.The court was told the maximum penalty for Lee’s charge was three years imprisonment or a fine of $60,000.

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