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Student Experiences - ATOM and Heroes in Health

A Taste of Medicine (ATOM)

Mirae and Allysah were given the opportunity to experience a number of different clinical skills, supervised by UQ Rural Clinical School clinical and ancillary staff under the A Taste of Medicine initiative. They had the opportunity to speak with current UQ medical students and staff members to find out more about the University of Queensland's Doctor of Medicine Program and the Regional Medical Pathway which commences in 2022.

During the day the students rotated through hands on sessions including:

  • Airway management

  • CPR skills overview

  • Taking blood pressure and vitals

  • Patient history taking

  • Surgical scrubbing, gowning and gloving procedures

  • Basic suturing skills

Heroes in Health

After Brooke's experience at James Cook University's Heroes in Health Program earlier this year, Alex last week also took the opportunity to participate along with 17 other students from Rockhampton, Gladstone, Yeppoon and Emerald.

Based at the Rockhampton Mater Hospital, students observed an eye operation, gowned up and toured through the theatres where they saw a placenta and patients receiving treatments. Students were involved in hands on activities including the CPR Challenge, putting in and removing sutures, balance tests and packaging pharmacy Webster packs. They heard from a range of health professionals and where informed about JCU health course options.

Veronica Miller-Waugh

Teacher and Transition Support Officer


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