Students have been given a first hand account about building a career in healthcare.
Consultants in general surgery, paediatrics, anaesthetics and gastroenterology at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust were among the specialists who gave local teenagers an insight into the medical profession in the NHS.
Pupils from Whitley Bay High School and St Thomas More RC Academy in North Shields joined the clinicians to take part in demonstrations ranging from how to inject into joints, investigative surgery, to understanding obstetrics and gynaecology.
They also spoke with consultants about working at the trust and the new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington.
David Evans, medical director at the trust who attended the learning event, said: “We are always thrilled to allow students the opportunity to explore medicine as a career and have the opportunity to talk with our top consultants about the various areas of specialist NHS care.
“I was very impressed by the students’ enthusiasm about the NHS and confident that with the right commitment many could go on to build successful nursing and medical careers in the NHS.”