GHTK’s Guyana President Dr Winsome Scott Awarded Prestigious McMaster University Fellowship!

Dr Winsome Peta-Ann Scott, President of Guyana Help The Kids’ Georgetown, Guyana based local chapter, has been awarded a highly prestigious one year Clinical Fellowship at the Canadian McMaster University’s Department of Pediatrics. Dr Scott’s Fellowship will commence on July 1, 2019 and conclude on June 30 of the following year.

During the period of the one year Fellowship, Dr Scott will be based within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at McMaster Children’s Hospital, which is located at the McMaster University site of the Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation and the Regional Perinatal Center. The McMaster University Fellowship Dr Scott has been awarded is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in pediatrics, with a significant portion of their practice involving care of newborn infants. Candidates are provided with an opportunity to work within a large multidisciplinary team in a busy tertiary neonatal intensive care unit. The Fellowship’s goal is to provide trainees with a solid foundation in clinical neonatal medicine, with a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice, teaching and research

McMaster Children’s Hospital provides a wide scope of pediatric subspeciality services including perinatology, pediatric surgery, genetics, hematology, cardiology, nutrition, and gastroenterology among others. There are about 3,000 deliveries per year on-site; many of these cases are high-risk and have been referred for care to the regional perinatal center.

GHTK’s Canadian based President Dr Narendra Singh has openly welcomed Dr Scott’s McMaster University Fellowship appointment as most wonderful news for the Charity.

“As a Masters Degree graduate of GHTK’s University of Guyana Pediatric Residency Programme, Dr Scott’s Fellowship appointment is a wonderful endorsement of our Programme as being good enough to be recognized by McMaster University’s globally renowned Pediatrics Department. On GHTK’s behalf, I have expressed to Dr Scott our heartiest congratulations on her appointment and our very best wishes for her every success during the Fellowship. We are extremely confident that she will make us all every bit as proud of her achievements within the Fellowship as she has already done by her outstanding accomplishments to date!”

Dr Winsome Scott’s interest in medicine has always been in the field of Pediatrics. After completing her undergraduate degree (MMBS) at the University Of Guyana (UG), School of Medicine in 2007, her desire to work with children was further strengthened during her medical internship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados.

Since returning to Guyana in 2009, most of her medical experience in the hospitals and clinics has been in this area. In addition to the acquiring her MBBS, she received a certificate from the Caribbean Association of Medical Councils (CAMC), University of the West Indies, Jamaica. She also obtained a Master of Medicine in Paediatrics from the University of Guyana and has been trained in Echocardiography through collaboration with the University of Calgary, equipping her with the skill to allow for early detection and management of congenital heart defects in children.

As President of Guyana Help The Kids (GHTK), local chapter, she was further afforded the opportunity to not only raise awareness on the issues surrounding mortality and morbidity but to actively be a part of a team working towards improving the lives of children in Guyana.

Way to go Dr Winsome Scott!

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