MLW’s intern in the Mucosal & Vascular Immunology Research Group Yohane Gadama has recently been awarded the Mandela Rhodes scholarship to pursue Neurology clinical specialist training at Tygerberg Hospital (Stellenbosch University) in South Africa.
As a neurology registrar, Yohane will spend the first two years rotating and doing on-calls in general (internal) medicine and the last two years purely focusing on neurological conditions. As a Mandela Rhodes scholar, he will commence his clinical training in Cape Town with a leadership workshop at the beginning of February 2020.
Yohane started applying for the highly sought Mandela Rhodes scholarship in February 2019 while he was still on his MSc Stroke Medicine program at University College London. The applications go through three strict and competitive stages before a final face-to-face interview in Cape Town. Yohane sailed through all these stages to emerge as a Mandela Rhodes scholar.
“Upon completion, I want to become a consultant neurologist and clinical scientist. I am currently involved in the setting up of Malawi's first stroke unit at QECH and defining the care pathways. While in training in South Africa, I will continue contributing to research endeavours within the stroke unit or any other neurological studies,” he said.