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UCAM involved in the Route of the Fortresses for yet another year

Students, teachers and administrative and service staff took part in the event by competing or collaborating in voluntary actions

UCAM Students assisting participants
UCAM Students assisting participants

It is one of the most important sporting events on the national scene and in its latest edition the Universidad Católica San Antonio has once again had a large representation of its educational community. More than fifty students of the degrees in Nursing, Podiatry and Physiotherapy were waiting at the Marine Infantry School General Albacete y Fuster to attend to all the participants who arrived at the finish line and needed it, of the XII Route of the Fortresses,  

‘It's a great experience for the students, this is the closest thing to an out-of-hospital emergency’ commented Raquel López, a lecturer at the Faculty of Nursing at the UCAM in Cartagena, who accompanied the young volunteers throughout the day. For her part, Elisa Valera, a lecturer in the Physiotherapy degree, emphasised that ‘they have to act instantly, at the moment the injury occurs, and in unusual conditions’.  

Many activities were carried out throughout an intense day of sport and coexistence with the members of the Navy, which, together with the City Council of the port city, organises this event. ‘The army has little and does a lot. Here you realise that it is often not necessary to have so much in order to provide a quality service,’ concluded Raquel López, before returning to the field hospital to continue helping her students in health care.