Students unanimous for employer of choice

Westmead Hospital’s Dr Geoff Mifsud speaks to Tyndale Christian School Leonelle Torres, Glenwood High School Wilson Lee, Castle Hill High School Jaxen Bedano and Gilroy High School Tahlia Jeoffreys.

Nearly 300 high school students from years 10 and 11 have seen first hand about what is required to work in the public health system as a doctor or nurse.

These tech savvy teenagers attended a careers day at Westmead Hospital where they spoke directly with healthcare professionals about their roles and the qualifications required.

The students were thrilled about seeing what it takes to work at one of Australia’s largest health precincts and tertiary hospitals.

Westmead Hospital Research and Education Network nurse educator Carrie was delighted with the numbers of students who showed a strong interest in a potential career in health.

“These adolescents are our future healthcare professionals,” she said.

“We welcomed these pupils and showed them the pathways and curriculum they require to achieve a rewarding, satisfying and challenging career in health.

For further information about WSLHD Careers Day visit: http://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Research—Education/EdNet/Education-and-Training-Services

Westmead Hospital perioperative clinical nurse consultant Leanne Heta demonstrates key hole surgery to Auburn Girls High School student Monira Naim.