Years 10 and 11 girls who expressed interest in a career in healthcare were last week given the opportunity to meet and talk with local healthcare students and professionals. Students participated in an ‘emergency’ simulation with healthcare professionals and experienced hands-on procedural workshops. The day, which included a tour of the Toowoomba Hospital and a visit from Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics, was enjoyed by all the girls. Here is what some of the girls had to say about their experience.
"The day was very educational, fun, and hands-on. It was so mind-opening to see all the different fields and careers in health, and really helped me make up my mind about which path I would like to pursue."
"A group of Glennie Girls, including myself, attended the Aspire2Health day at UQ rural clinic school. It was an amazing day that was jam-packed with so many different experiences: we got to see the life of a paramedic, through to a doctor, and a social worker. This day helped cement my passion for becoming a paramedic in the future."
"This experience was both educational and enjoyable. Within one day, we were able to gain insight into how paramedics and medical students would treat a patient, and spoke to physiotherapists, dieticians, nurses, and so many other occupations involved in the medical field. Not only did we have a Q&A with all of the medical people, but we also did practical work: we were taught how to stitch on a pig's trotter, performed first aid, toured the Base Hospital, and ate some dietary food - which wasn't the best tasting! Due to this amazing experience, I now have an idea of what profession I want to study in the future. I strongly advise students who are confused about what they want to be when they grow up to participate in this fantastic opportunity!"
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