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Students learn from Frimley Health staff at Taste of FrimleyAbout 100 doctors and nurses of the future were welcomed to Frimley Park for an insight into life working at the hospital.

Teenagers from schools and colleges across the area took part in the Taste of Frimley evening earlier this month.

They were among 200 students who applied for places after indicating they were interested in pursuing a medical career.

The visitors were welcomed on 8 November by Frimley Health chief executive Sir Andrew Morris before frontline medics and other specialists talked to them about their various roles.

The students, all aged 16 to 18, learned about studying to become a doctor or a nurse or for roles in midwifery, theatres, physiotherapy, hospital laboratories or pharmacies.

They also visited the simulation suite where medics rehearse techniques and procedures in a safe, simulated environment.

It was the ninth successive year that Frimley Park Hospital has staged the careers evening.

Frimley Health membership manager Sarah Waldron, one of the Taste of Frimley organisers, said: “It was an outstanding event and so rewarding to see the passion and interest from the students involved.

“It’s very good to see the momentum of the event continuing and we know that some of those who have joined us in previous years have gone on to study for medical careers.

"Many of the students have also chosen to become members of our foundation trust and become more involved in the hospital."

Frimley Health hopes to run a similar event at Wexham Park Hospital in 2017 for teenagers from schools and colleges across the Slough area.