The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) once again provided a summer programme to university students pursuing medical and nursing careers. The summer 2013 programme, run in July and August, was sponsored by Admiral Administration, Lee’s Office Products and Health City Cayman Islands.
12 students participated in this year’s programme, each for a period of two weeks rotating throughout clinical areas where they gained valuable information the HSA nursing and medical staff. Students ‘shadowed’ various medical professionals allowing them to observe real-life situations. In addition, they also received more formal training, such as Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and other basic medical skills.
Health Services Authority CEO, Ms Lizzette Yearwood, was grateful for the support and sponsorship from the private sector.
“By providing this experience and knowledge during their university years, students are exposed to the many opportunities that are available in the healthcare industry”, Ms Yearwood stated. “It is a priority at the HSA to encourage young Caymanians to enter the healthcare field and to educate students about the opportunities here in Cayman. This year’s programme would not have been possible without the support of our valued private sector sponsors, and we thank them very much for their support.
Chester Frederick, General Manager at Lee’s Office Products stated “The student summer programme is a unique opportunity to encourage young people to pursue a career in healthcare. We are proud to be a part of a programme that provides a positive environment for the future of Cayman.”
Photo Caption 1 (l to r): Whitney General, Megan Gouldbourne, Kameal Seymor, Chester Frederick from Lee’s Office Products, Samantha Mascarenhas, Amber Martinez and Felicia Christian