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Thursday, 05 May 2011 10:49

Students at Provo Primary School cut straight to the chase when a pair of newly-qualified doctors visited their school in Flamingo Park.

“We had a wonderful time at Provo Primary, and it was the highlight of our visit to TCI,” said Dr. Bella Stewart. “And the kids there are already thinking about their futures because the question we were most asked was, “How much do doctors get paid?’”

Stewart and Dr. Alex Dudley-Coake recently spent a month working with InterHealth Canada at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre after graduating from medical school in England. As part of their work experience, they went into the community to explain to pupils what it takes to become a doctor.

During their visit, the doctors showed students how to tie bandages, check pulses and recognise when an illness or injury requires emergency treatment.

They also demonstrated various gadgets and equipment, including stethoscopes, reflex hammers and ear torches.

“We spent time with children of all ages, and they were a pleasure to work with,” Dudley-Coake said. “We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Provo Primary School and to InterHealth Canada too.”

One young lady particularly fascinated by the visit was five-year-old Dominga Robolledo, who recently broke her arm in a fall.

“I know a lot about hospitals and doctors after breaking my arm,” said Dominga, “and it was good to meet the new doctors and tell them about what happened to me.”


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