Volunteer Spotlight – Denis
We are often asked “what makes the Ideal Volunteer Model” so we decided to feature a few of our frequent attendees – meet Dennis.
Dennis is now retired but had a long career in education and ran a hairdressing training school. He recalls the difficulties of finding models for haircuts which was always a challenging problem. “Being an educator for many years I know first hand the challenges that training schools face in finding live models, and I wanted to give back to education. The fact that the Australian Institute of Ultrasound is contributing to medical training makes my participation feel worth while. I’ve had just about every part of my body scanned, and it’s fascinating to hear the tutors explain to their students what the ultrasound picture is showing them. I’ve been scanned by doctors, nurses, paramedics and surgeons – it’s a diverse group of people.”
In November 2017 Dennis attended for his 70th scan and is one of a long list of regular attendees.
Did You Know?
The Australian Institut of Ultrasound needs over 100 volunteers each week to model for their courses, and we scan everything from babies, limbs, pancreas, lungs, hearts and so on. Scanning is painless and takes about 1 hour. If you are interested in becoming a model, please call 07 5526 6655.