Doctors' life is no holiday

LAST week 16 Year 12 students from the Coffs Coast took a week out of their school holidays to get a taste of life as a doctor.

Students from Coffs Harbour High School, John Paul College, Toormina High School, Woolgoolga High School, Bishop Druitt College, Christian Community College, South Grafton High School, and Coffs Harbour Senior College took part in the week long program through the University Of New South Wales Rural Clinical School.

The program has been running for four years and this is the first year the program has been full. Participating in the program not only gives students an idea of the medical profession they wish to enter, but also gives them interview practice for university entry.

Throughout the week students experienced pharmacy tours, pathology, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, ambulances, mental health, maternity, paediatrics and general hospital life.

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