Yashoda’s Young Doctors’ Camp carves a niche in the heart of aspiring little doctors
Making the right career choice from the plethora of opportunities is a vital decision for every student. With so many career options now, even parents are in a dilemma as to what career can be best for their wards. Vital decisions, like career choice, cannot be made in vacuum.
Keeping this in mind, Yashoda Group of Hospitals, a major healthcare group in Andhra Pradesh, successfully conducted and concluded a unique summer camps aptly called ‘The Young Doctors’ Camps’, as it provided a real-life experience for students aspiring to be doctors. The camp was the result of Yashoda Hospitals’ belief that it is vital to educate students and provide them a platform that will guide them to make a well informed career choice.
The free, four-day camp was held in two batches from May 24th to 27th at Yashoda – Malakpet, and June 1st to 4th at Yashoda – Secunderabad and Yashoda – Somajiguda. The camp was specifically aimed at students of IX standard, stepping into X standard this academic year (2011-12).
Selected students were provided with a kit consisting of a bag, pen writing pads, including a doctor’s apron to give them a practical understanding of what it is really like to be in this field. They were introduced to the world of medicine that included hands-on experience on a range of medical fields.
Further, students were toured around the facility to make them aware of various medical departments such as Diagnostics, In-patient wards, Pharmacies, Out Patient (OP) departments, Diagnostic centre, Operation theatre, Nursing stations.
Speaking about the camp in the concluding ceremony, Dr GS Rao, Managing Director, Yashoda Group of Hospitals, said, “Young Doctors’ Camp was started with a view to facilitate holistic growth of the children. The idea was to promote medical profession in India, as it is considered to be a safe and secure career that can also earn the goodwill of others. The main goal of this camp is to provide students a real-life experience of being a doctor and help them in making a vital career decision.”
He further added, “With investments in healthcare growing every year in our country, inspiring young students to take up medical profession as a career with such summer camps will indeed boost medical tourism in India.”