Health City Cayman Islands is offering internships to some 150 school students over the next seven months.
Richard Parchment, business development and government liaison of Health City, said students from Cayman Islands Further Education Center will gain insight into the workings of the hospital.
“We are offering CIFEC students a year long program for year twelve students. We will have 19 students per week, all enjoying first hand introductions into the various departments within the hospital, giving them a broad experience that they will hopefully enjoy and want to investigate further as far as their career choices are concerned,” he said.
“Students will begin their intern practice working in such departments as Cardio Thoracic, Laboratory, ICU/Anesthesia, Orthopaedic, Nursing, Administration, Maintenance, Front Office and Marketing.”
Mr. Parchment added that week-long internships would be offered to Year Nine students in both public and private schools.
“In the next few months, we anticipate welcoming around 40 students from the public and private schools,” he said. “Teachers will choose which students are appropriate for participating, and the criteria for being included will be those students who show a particular aptitude for maths and sciences and who are looking to advance their studies in these fields.”
Health City Cayman Islands Director Gene Thompson said, “Our interns will enjoy a hands-on experience at Health City. The day will begin with an early morning session to discuss the previous day and there will be two lectures daily from various departments.
“This is a tremendous chance for young people to really immerse themselves in the workings of a highly professional healthcare organization. Because they will be exposed to so many different facets of the medical field, we are confident the experience will stimulate a great deal of interest for future careers at Health City Cayman Islands.”
Internship opportunities are available to students from Cayman Islands Further Education Centre, Clifton Hunter and John Gray high schools and private schools.