“I am excited and scared at the same time, mixed emotions as they say. This will be my first time going anywhere outside of Namibia and South Africa for academic purposes. I am sure I will come back inspired and much more knowledgeable. I am grateful that my passion is being nurtured and it's my hope that I will pass it on to my students and mentees in such a manner that Anaesthesiology is a recognized speciality on our continent.”
Theresia Shitoka Shivera, a Specialist Anaesthetist from Windhoek is a Commonwealth Scholarship 2017 recipient.
Born and bred in a small town called Rundu, Theresia completed her schooling in Namibia then moved to study at the University of Cape Town. She went on to study Anaesthesiology at UCT/ Groote Schuur Hospital. And in 2016, Theresia graduated from the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa as a Fellow of Anaesthetists of South Africa (FCA).
Theresia will be studying for her Master of Anaesthesiology at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. She will be trained and mentored on how to be an educator/trainer for health professionals in Anaesthesiology and to assist in the running of the MMed Anaesthesiology programme.