|Hospital inspires TCI Youth|
|Thursday, 30 June 2011 10:11|
Budding doctors have been doing the rounds at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre.
A group of five students from the British West Indies Collegiate have spent a week getting practical experience at the InterHealth Canada facility.
The quintet, who are all considering careers in medicine, spent time in a range of different departments from reception and rehabilitation, to the laboratory and emergency department.
Kamar Bien-Aime, 17, said, “It’s been an interesting week and there are departments I enjoyed working in and others I probably wouldn’t want to now pursue a career in.
“Personally I found the laboratory very interesting and it was great to see how the guys work and the important job they do in the hospital.”
Amelie Speer, who is also 17, added, “For me the rehabilitation department was the best and spending time there has really given me an interest in becoming a physiotherapist.”
A group of TCI youngsters have been playing doctors and nurses in the classroom, but it wasn’t toy stethoscopes and bandages being used by pupils at the Richmond Hill Preparatory School.
Students got to experiment with the real things, thanks to two visiting trainee doctors from England.
Alice Brice and Ben Pierce are studying at the world famous, Cambridge University, where they are into their sixth and final year. As part of the course they have to do an elective and so they chose to do theirs at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on Providenciales.
InterHealth Canada, which operates the TCI hospital, often sends staff out into the community to talk about health and medical issues. Alice and Ben visited Richmond Hill as part of this programme and they were delighted with the reception they received.
“It was a humbling experience for us and fascinating to see the huge cultural differences that exist between Europe and the Caribbean,” said twenty-two year old Alice Brice.
“The children were great fun to work with and extremely enthusiastic. Many said they were interested in medicine as a career and I’m sure many will be working at the TCI hospitals in the future.”
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