Stu­dents in stitches

WORK­SHOPS POINT WAY TO CA­REERS IN MEDICINE

Wanneroo Times - - Street Watch -

HIGH school stu­dents learnt how to su­ture a wound, scrub for surgery and treat a frac­ture in a se­ries of work­shops re­cently.

The Fu­ture Doc­tors Pro­gram work­shops showed stu­dents what a ca­reer as a med­i­cal pro­fes­sional could en­tail at the Harry Perkins In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Re­search (HPIMR) in mid-Jan­uary.

Monique Leonard, from Min­darie Se­nior Col­lege, Chloe Walker (Warwick Se­nior High School), Mia Di Costa (Perth Wal­dorf School) and Manys Al-alyawy (But­ler Col­lege) were among 30 stu­dents from around Aus­tralia tak­ing part in the pro­gram.

“Study­ing medicine is a big com­mit­ment and en­try is very com­pet­i­tive,” pro­gram di­rec­tor and guest speaker An­ton Scheep­ers said.

“This pro­gram gives stu­dents a taste of what to ex­pect at med­i­cal school and they gain prac­ti­cal skills they can use in their ca­reers.”

Run by Scitech with The Ap­pren­tice Doctor and HPIMR, the pro­gram saw stu­dents take part in a week-long se­ries of work­shops and dis­cus­sions and gave them in­for­ma­tion about be­com­ing a med­i­cal pro­fes­sional.

Guest speak­ers cov­ered an ar­ray of topics.

Monique Leonard (Min­darie), Chloe Walker (Warwick), Mia Di Costa (Perth Wal­dorf) and Manys Al-alyawy (But­ler).

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