Greta Zogaj, Grade 12

Placement:  Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Greta is doing her placement at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital where she was chosen among several applicants in a very competitive interview process. Greta’s placement has allowed her to rotate among four different areas of the hospital:  Cardiology, Recreation Therapy, Patient Transport and Diagnostic Imaging. Her experiences have allowed her to interact with patients on a daily basis and observe medical procedures.  In Cardiology, she was able to observe cardiac testing such as echo scans and stress tests and prepare syringes for the nurses.  In Recreation Therapy, she assisted patients with their breakfast and interacted with them during their morning activities.  Currently, she is in Patient Transport where she is able to interact with patients while transporting them from one area of the hospital to another.

“The most important skills I have learned while at the hospital are communication; it is very hard to do work independently because you always have to communicate with your co-workers and patients, tIme management, and respect.  This placement has helped me decide whether the medical pathway is the right one for me and has allowed me to look at different perspectives in the medical field.”