Spotlight on our Co-op Students

Co-op Students

Each semester of the school year, SAH provides volunteer co-op placement opportunities for our local high school students. Our students have aspirations of careers in health care and we are able to give them an opportunity to experience the hospital environment.

Megan Periard (left) is a grade 12 student at Central Algoma Secondary School. Megan’s placement is in the Hand Clinic and she also helps throughout the hospital in the afternoons. Megan would like to pursue a career as an Occupational Therapist one day and this experience has allowed her to see first-hand, the work of these professionals at SAH. Through her placement in the Hand Clinic, Megan has been able to experience plent of patient interaction and has truly appreciated this learning experience.

Cali Forsey (centre) is also a grade 12 co-op student at St. Mary’s College. Cali will be applying to Sault College’s BScN program and looks forward to returning to SAH as a Nursing student for clinical placement. Cali enjoys being able to help others while on shift. She especially finds satisfaction in her position volunteering in the Cancer Clinic. She enjoys working alongside the friendly staff, and other volunteers. Cali likes getting to know the patients who come to the clinic and is happy to help them in any way she can.

Destinee Pine (right) is a grade 12 student at St. Mary’s College. She has aspirations of working in health care and in playing volleyball competitively at the college level. Destinee would like to pursue the registered practical nursing program at a college, offering her the opportunity to continue playing varsity volleyball. Destinee has been trained in many of our volunteer roles throughout the hospital and she has enjoyed stepping out of her comfort zone to learn new things. She loves coming to her co-op placement to help patients and meet new people.

These students have worked hard this semester to learn their various roles and we wish them good luck as they complete their applications to post-secondary school. We thank each of our co-op students for bringing such enthusiasm to each of their shifts!