Local high school students “Aspire2Health”
May 31, 2021
Local high school students have been considering their career choices this month as part of the annual Aspire2Health program delivered by the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School.
The Aspire2Health program works with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, Queensland Rural Medical Education, Griffith University, Southern Queensland Rural Health and The University of Southern Queensland to deliver a series of workshops for high school students across the Darling Downs and Southwest.
The collaboration is also supported by the Darling Downs West Moreton PHN.
The Program targets regional, rural and remote high school students who are interested in working in medicine, nursing or allied health and gives them a full immersion into regional and rural healthcare.
Students have the opportunity to witness an interprofessional scenario, hear from health professionals about their disciplines and participate in clinical skills stations on plastering, suturing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and various allied health skills.