Since 2012 The Wesley Hospital has run a comprehensive school internship program to inspire secondary school students considering a career in the healthcare sector. The week-long program is the first dedicated intensive hospital school internship program to be held in Queensland.
The program aims to provide students from the community with a practical and theoretical insight into working and learning within a hospital setting.
It offers a valuable educational experience and is an excellent launching pad for the healthcare workforce of the future.
About The Wesley Hospital 2015 School Internship Program
The Wesley School Internship Program will comprise 28 Year 11 students from 15 Brisbane schools, selected to spend one week at the hospital from November 30 to December 6.
During the week the students will be involved in a range of activities including:
Presentations by and discussions with healthcare leaders
- Tours of departments including theatre, wards and kitchen areas
- Education sessions including learning new skills in simulation labs
- Practical work placements with practitioners
- Daily debriefing sessions.
To apply for the 2015 School Internship Program, please contact your school. For more information, call Reverend Murray Fysh on 07 3232 7204
Clinical Education at the Wesley
While The Wesley Hospital provides exceptional patient care and a comprehensive range of clinical services across 35 specialty areas, it also runs a very strong clinical education school and the School Internship Program is now an important element of this.
Annually, at a tertiary level The UnitingCare Health Clinical School offers more than 1000 undergraduate clinical placements across all health disciplines and takes its responsibility of teaching very seriously to ensure a positive experience for the student as they journey to become a professional.
Based at the Wesley, The UnitingCare Clinical School has formal partnerships with The University of Queensland, Bond University, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, James Cook University, Australian Catholic University and Careers Australia College of Healthcare.