Industry judges give thumbs up for Biomed students

The winners! Sanelisiwe is first from right

In its attempt to make the students work-ready, the Department of Biomedical Technology sent out 38 third year students to do integrated laboratory practice (ILP) with various industries.  After six months the students did presentations on 28-29 November 2017. They were grilled by six industry leaders who were udges. “They are 60% ready for internship. They gave good presentations,” said four judges. Maespari Paul, a judge from NHLS – Cytology IALCH, said the gaps will be closed once the internship starts with training on policies and procedures. Sanelisiwe Gumede was first out of seven winners. Sanelisiwe said she felt ecstatic. She prepared well for the presentation. Sanelisiwe did her ILP at Addington Hospital.  To Rowan Pillay, one judge from the NHLS Histo said: “Excellent presentation!” Rowan, and another student, got the second position. Dr Lungi Kwitshana, Biomed HOD, said they would continue creating opportunities for students to observe what happens in the real world of work “even before they sit for the selection test,” said Dr Kwitshana.