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Inspired to choose careers in health

24 Mar 2021

 

Students from 10 local high schools got their first taste of practicing medicine as they visited Nepean Hospital to take part in our first Health Inspirations program of the year.

Health Inspirations is a fun, interactive work experience program for local high school students that aims to grow our future health care workforce by inspiring them to consider a career in the healthcare sector.

During the program students will match their skills, behaviours and interests with different sorts of work that they might be suitable for. They will learn how our Local Health District operates and the kinds of services we offer.

Students will have the opportunity to get hands on and handle equipment, visit the Emergency, Intensive Care and Children’s Wards, and will be exposed to a variety of potential health careers through the introduction to a range of health professionals.

Program coordinator Warwick Perks says “This partnership with high schools in our District has produced amazing results, with over 94% of the students who have participated in the Health Inspirations programs going on to have careers in the health sector.”  

As our next generation of clinicians and support workers, the students will leave with a taste of what their future could look like and guidance about further education options to pursue careers in health care.