Surgeon Leela Biant and physiotherapist Justine Theaker gave Salford City Academy students an insight into the medical profession when they visited the Peel Green school recently.
Leela, Academic Head of Dept Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Manchester and Justine, Clinical Lead Therapist and Advanced Practitioner, met with those students studying STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) subjects, to discuss career opportunities.
The medical professionals helped students to make the link between their classroom studies and the working world, giving them an overview of their impressive careers, including patient stories and a glimpse of life in a typical medical team. Students also got hands on, looking at a selection of orthopaedic medical equipment.
During the visit, Leela and Justine highlighted how the world of science is open to everyone, with particularly good opportunities for those with STEMM qualifications, who are helping to make a major contribution to many of the challenges facing our modern society
Commenting on the visit, Suzanne Vickers, Science Teacher, said:
“This was an exciting opportunity for our students to explore the fascinating world of STEMM and to start thinking about the various options available to them. A big ‘thank you’ to both Leela and Justine for a truly inspirational visit.”