As part of its effort to help students learn about roles and job opportunities in the healthcare sector, Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Health Professions Awareness and Volunteering Programme recently organised a two-day health exhibition at the Ruqaya Independent Preparatory School for Girls.
In addition to encouraging students consider a career in the health sector, the exhibition was also aimed at helping them understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and adopting practices to protect themselves from diseases and injuries.
The exhibition was attended by representatives of different hospitals and departments within HMC as well as by other organisations. Students were introduced to various medical, nursing and allied health career options, plus the various volunteer opportunities available within the Health Professions Awareness and Volunteering Programme. These include Doctors Without Borders and Engineers Without Borders programmes.
HMC’s Corporate Nursing and Midwifery Department also introduced the role of nurses to students and discussed the promising career opportunities available in nursing. Staff from HMC’s Ambulance Service also held practical sessions on basic first aid techniques and students were offered advice on how to prevent injuries and protect themselves as well as their family members.
While HMC’s Departments of Medicine and Paediatrics organised educational sessions to raise awareness on the best ways to maintain good health and make healthy lifestyle choices, staff from a specialist dermatology clinic in Rumailah Hospital provided expert advice on how to maintain healthy skin.
Heart Hospital staff also attended the event and offered information on the services available at the hospital. They provided information on cardiovascular diseases and how to prevent them. Members of Audiology Unit, Podiatry Clinic, and Dietetics Department, in turn, offered professional advice about their respective fields.
Other organisations also came and gave away materials on various health topics. These groups include include representatives from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Mental Health Friends Association (WEYAK), and the British Council. The event also presented exhibitors from Qatar Armed Forces Medical Service, Ministry of Interior’s Community Policing and Drug Enforcement Departments, representatives from Qatar National Anti-Doping Commission and Qatar Red Crescent. Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blind also attended the event.
Please visit the HMC website for more details about the event.