Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Monday, September 5th, 2016): Medical students from Turks and Caicos who are pursuing tertiary level studies overseas spent portions of their summer break at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre shadowing doctors and other health physicians in practice.
Andresha Gardiner and Latavia Ingham study Diagnostic Imaging (Radiography) at University of the West Indies in Jamaica, while Paul Lewis is pursuing his degree at the University of Guyana. The three students are poised to become one of few certified local Radiographers in the near future. Each mentee spent at least two full weeks at the healthcare facility.
Coral Pratt who studies Medicine at Bristol University in the United Kingdom recently concluded her mentorship. She also spent two weeks on rotation across multiple departments gaining invaluable first- hand exposure to internal healthcare operations. These departments included Infection Control, Outpatient, Dialysis Unit, Orthopedics, Laboratory Service, Operating Theatre, Emergency, Diagnostic Imaging and the Ministry of Health Clinic.
Commenting on the Mentorship Program, TCI Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Carriere said:
“It is so important to impart our knowledge into these aspiring health practitioners because in the future they will be the guardians of these healthcare facilities. We are proud of their performance, and will continue to monitor their progress and assist in any way we can.”