Last week the UCRH hosted 53 high school students as part of the annual careers day. The students had a genuine interest in a career in medicine or allied health and were from 8 local high schools.
This careers day aims to help schools and students by providing information about courses and advice about the various scholarships and financial supports, and to build their enthusiasm for a rural health career.
The workshop is a joint venture of the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH) North Coast and Connect (The Northern Rivers Community Partnership for Young People). The program allowed our local HSC students to meet with university students and clinicians in a variety of fields including pharmacy, physiotherapy, speech pathology, radiology, dietetics and medicine. Students heard firsthand about how to apply for courses and then navigate their careers through a variety of clinical settings. They also participated in hands on practical skills including reading X Rays, packing medication and suturing.
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