Mandurah Catholic College student worked in a Polish hospital


Mandurah Catholic College student Emma Herbert
Mandurah Catholic College student Emma Herbert

MANDURAH Catholic College Year 12 student Emma Herbert has been working in a Polish hospital.

As part of a work placement program, Emma watched open heart surgery and other procedures.

“Being able to experience such a foreign environment, among so many different people, you really develop a new perspective on life,” Emma said.

“Experiencing the specialist departments in the hospital was by far the most memorable part.

“The ENT department was fascinating and I got to experience something different everyday from consults/ post-op procedures, to a surgery or two.

“Cardiac surgery was probably the moment where I started to realise that this is something I would consider doing for the rest of my life.”

Emma now hopes to study medicine and aspires for a career involving surgery.

“For quite a while before I wanted to be a musician, as I play violin and piano, so it’s a bit of a major change in career goals,” she said.

“I previously was apart of the West Australian Youth Orchestras, starting when I was in Year 7.

“I still enjoy playing, especially when I get the opportunity for playing for musicals.

“I currently teach violin at Mandurah Music Force and enjoy sharing my skills and passions for music.”