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SCHOLARS

 

POHER is involved in supporting education locally and internationally. Since its inception, the program has sponsored students from Zambia, Nigeria, Cameroon, South Sudan, Egypt, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone. ​ Selection criteria include academic excellence, social responsibility, community involvement, financial need, and the personal impact that the award will have on the recipient's academic aspirations. Since its inception, the program has sponsored 28 students from Zambia, Nigeria, Cameroon, South Sudan, Egypt, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone.

 

The POHER mentorship program is a comprehensive program that will help mentees develop a clinical research project and their long-term career interest. The program will introduce mentees to the basic concepts of clinical research, good clinical practice, and provide an opportunity for mentees to present their research progress to an audience of POHER mentors for expert input. In addition, the POHER mentorship program will empower mentees with the skills needed to build a professional network (including membership in professional organizations) and patient advocacy. The Scholars will acknowledge POHER in work accomplished as a POHER scholar and will acknowledge their mentors as co-authors in publications as well. 

POHER Scholars Program 2024

Application is open. Click here to access the portal for submitting an application.

IMPORTANT DEADLINE
December 31st, 2023 at 23:59 West African Time.

The POHER Scholars program is a formal research mentorship program that aims to:

  • Introduce Scholars to key principles in scientific research and to provide career guidance

  • Foster a learning environment where scholars present and hear each other's research ideas through work in progress meetings with experts and peers

  • Provide guidance on research conference attendance and development of abstracts and manuscripts

  • Enable networking and collaborations with peers and mentors to develop professional relationships across Africa and implement research projects and other collaborative academic projects

  • Provide opportunities to attend an online global health course and other career-related courses

  • Provide opportunities to help organize POHER's Annual Research and Mentorship Symposium for African biomedical trainees


POHER Scholars also become eligible to apply to the POHER-Mizzou global health research elective course
Please note this program does NOT pay for medical school

SELECTION CRITERIA

  •  Currently enrolled medical school in an AFRICAN medical school (MD, MBBS; MBChB program or equivalent)

  •  Graduation from medical school after January 2025

  •  Interested in research 

  •  Possess leadership potential

  •  Motivation to receive research and career mentorship

  •  Commitment to actively participate in POHER Scholar Program activities throughout the year, including participating and presenting at Work-in-Progress virtual meetings and attending and assisting with POHER educational webinars


*** Prior research experience is not a pre-requisite to apply.

POHER Scholars 2023
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Agnes Tambeayuk Agborsangayah
Central Africa Representative
Medical Student
Faculty of Health Sciences University of Buea
Cameroon

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Laurane Cherono Bor
East Africa Representative
Medical Student
Maseno University School of Medicine
Kenya

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Maror Achiech Arou Bot
North Africa Representative 
Medical Student
Kasr Al Ainy Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University
Egypt  

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Lindiwe Oslee Chilambe

Southern Africa Representative

Medical Student

The Copperbelt University School of Medicine, Zambia

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Jeremiah Oluwatomi Itodo Daniel
West Africa Representative 
Medical Student
College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State
Nigeria

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Mihret Demissie
East Africa Representative
Medical Student
St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College
Ethiopia

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Nafisa Agil Hussein
East Africa Representative
Medical Student
University of Nairobi
Kenya

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David Fenty Kanu
West Africa Representative
Medical Student
College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone

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Yvette Michele-Ange Mimboe Essono
Central Africa Representative
Medical Student
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon

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Pharidah Rajan Ibrahim Omar Sundi

Southern Africa Representative

Medical Student

Lusaka Apex Medical University, Zambia

POHER Scholar Alums

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