Manjimup Senior high school students will get a first-hand taste of what it's like to be a doctor or dentist when The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences visits the local senior high school tomorrow.
UWA will hold a workshop for Year 10, 11 and 12 students on Wednesday 15 May 2013 at Manjimup Senior High School commencing at 2.10pm to 3.30pm.
The workshops aim to engage school students with interesting ‘hands-on' activities such as applying wet plaster casts to bandaged limbs and using real surgical instruments to stitch dummy sutures.
They will also get information and advice about how to plan and achieve a medical career through UWA's ‘choose medicine ... choose dentistry Rural School Leaver Pathway'.
The workshop will be conducted by a rural medical student from the Bunbury Rural Clinical School of WA who entered medicine via the Rural Pathway.
They will talk about their experiences at UWA and how rural high school students such as themselves can use special pathways to apply for and study medicine and dentistry at university.