LAST month, about 200 students had the opportunity to spend a few days in our healthcare institutions to see how we tick. The students were part of a five-day Healthcare Attachment Programme (HAP) managed by our Healthcare Scholarships team. The HAP, which started in January 2015, gives potential scholars who are interested in healthcare a chance to see how Allied Health Professionals and nurses work at the various institutions.
The HAP run in January was for A-level students who are eligible for the 2017 scholarship cycle. Based on the comments posted on social media, the students had an eye-opening experience and appreciated the work of our healthcare professionals especially the nurses. One student thanked the Scholarships team for “this epic healthcare attachment programme” which helped him confirm that his “life changing decision” to join healthcare was the right one. Another said that the attachment was the best day of her 2017. The next run of the HAP is in June this year.