Fifth-Year Medical Student Scores SAMSA Scholarship
‘I believe that this opportunity will not only benefit myself, but the country as a whole,’ an excited Mr Lindokuhle Dlamini remarked upon receiving the South African Medical Association (SAMA) scholarship. The award allows Dlamini to spend a month studying cardiology as an elective at Makerere University in Uganda.
This scholarship will cover travelling costs, meals, accommodation, and touring to various places.
In Uganda he will be taught about Cardiac disease and Cardiac Surgery which will include observing and participating in cardiac procedures and in the management of patients.
The fifth-year Medical student hopes this opportunity will expose him to different patients, specialists and hence broaden his horizons as far as cardiology is concerned.
Born in Nqutu, north of KwaZulu-Natal, the 24-year-old says his passion for Internal Medicine, more especially cardiology is what got him selected for this scholarship.
Words by: Lihle Sosibo