Medical hopefuls spend summer at local hospital

| 11/09/2013

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) gave twelve young people studying medicine some hands on experience this summer with its programme for university students pursuing medical and nursing careers.   The students spent rotations of two week periods throughout clinical areas where they gained valuable information the HSA nursing and medical staff.  Students ‘shadowed’ various medical professionals allowing them to observe real-life situations. In addition, they also received more formal training, such as Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and other basic medical skills.

Health Services Authority CEO, Lizzette Yearwood, was grateful for the support and sponsorship from the private sector.

“By providing this experience and knowledge during their university years, students are exposed to the many opportunities that are available in the healthcare industry,” the hospital boss said. “It is a priority at the HSA to encourage young Caymanians to enter the healthcare field and to educate students about the opportunities here in Cayman.  This year’s programme would not have been possible without the support of our valued private sector sponsors, and we thankthem very much for their support.”

The programme was sponsored by Admiral Administration, Health City Cayman Islands and Lee’s Office Products. Chester Frederick, General Manager at Lee’s stated: “The student summer programme is a unique opportunity to encourage young people to pursue a career in healthcare. We are proud to be a part of a programme that provides a positive environment for the future of Cayman.”

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