The Wesley Hospital has launched a comprehensive school internship program with the aim of inspiring students considering a career in the healthcare sector.
The Wesley School Internship Program comprised of 28 Year-11 students from 11 Brisbane schools, and ran for one week at the hospital from 3 to 7 December 2012.
The tailored program provided students with a practical and theoretical insight into working and learning within a hospital setting. It catered for a range of interests, including nursing, allied health, medicine and support services.
Pastoral Care Manager and School Internship Program Manager at The Wesley, Rev Murray Fysh, said the week-long internship program is an important element of the strong clinical education provided at the hospital.
"Annually, The Wesley Clinical School offers more than 1000 undergraduate clinical placements across all health disciplines," he said.
"We believe the program will be a valuable educational experience and an excellent launching pad for the healthcare workforce of the future."
Mr Fysh said that the initial response to the program had been overwhelming, with more than 400 applications for 28 places.
Photo : Pastoral Care Manager and School Internship Program Manager Rev Murray Fysh (left), Lawrence Springborg, Minister for Health (centre), and Richard Royle, Executive Director, UnitingCare Health (right), with students from The Wesley School Internship Program.