On Wednesday June 20, 15 students attended the Year 10 Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine Breakfast Seminar and Careers Forum. The motivation for this event is for the Sydney Adventist Hospital to showcase some of the talented and inspiring female hospital professionals from medical, surgical, nursing and allied fields.
Presenters included Barbara McKenzie – Operations and Infrastructure Manager Information Services, Dr Zoe Terpening – Clinical Neuropsychologist Manager of Strategic Planning Operations, Dr Pecky De Silva – Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, Dr Michelle Atkinson – Orthopaedic/Spine Surgeon, Dr Lee Na Chong – Radiation Oncologist, Dr Hilda High – Medical Oncologist & Specialist in cancer genetics, Dr Vivian Yang – Gynaecologist and Robotic Surgeon, Nadine Thompson – Chief Radiographer SAN Radiology, A/Prof Payal Mukherjee – ENT Surgeon, and Amanda McCamey – Midwife.
Amanda is a member of the Brigidine Alumni, Class of 2004. She commenced nursing at RPA specialising in trauma orthopaedics. She then completed a Grad.Dip in Midwifery at UTS whilst working at the SAN as a student midwife. Amanda has a strong interest in women’s health.
Highlights of the experience were watching a video of Dr Yang performing robotic surgery and a live demonstration of how virtual reality is being used in medicine to practice surgical procedures in a simulated operating theatre setting.