COOKTOWN teen Claire McNab’s dream of being a GP is one step closer after being chosen from 180 applicants to get a behind-the-scenes look at Cairns Base Hospital this week.
The Endeavour Christian College Year 12 student said she felt special and was excited to be chosen among a group of just 40 for James Cook University’s Heroes in Health program.
“It was so much fun, I loved it so much and it has just solidified more that this is a career I want,” Claire said.
The program gives senior students an opportunity to don scrubs and complete hospital rounds, chat with staff and get a feel for what it’s like working in multiple healthcare disciplines.
“There were lots of fun things to do with all the various different health sectors within the hospital,” Claire said.
“Afterwards there was a Q&A panel with the directors of various health sections and we got to ask things like what kind of mindset you need to get into a career in health.”