Tech boost for medical students at UWI
MEDICAL STUDENTS at the University of the West Indies (UWI) are expected to benefit from a technological boost which the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) will undergo in the coming years.
Dr Carl Bruce, medical chief of staff at the UHWI, says the hospital, which was founded in 1953 as a teaching laboratory for the students of the UWI, will be made more technologically and environmentally friendly.
“We would like to construct training centres that can hold up to 50 people at a time, “so while the hospital will be more modern, there will be modern teaching also,” he said.
Bruce is optimistic about the developments and believes they will help in providing better training for the students.
“With a modern infrastructure system, digital cameras will be installed in the centre of the operating rooms and all the students can see without trying to climb on a stool.
“Also, lecture rooms will be built in the new unit, so they can do their lectures in there, view the operations and interact with lecturers and consulting surgeons,” he expressed.
Bruce was among the panelists from the UHWI addressing plans to develop the hospital at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum.