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The student from Zimbabwe presented his work at the South African Society of Surgeons in Training conference. (Photo: razihusin/Shutterstock)
Aug 10, 2012 | News Middle East & Africa

Future surgeon from Zimbabwe receives award

by Surgical Tribune

HARARE, Zimbabwe: A student at the University of Zimbabwe’s College of Health Sciences has won top prize at the South African Society of Surgeons in Training conference. With his paper titled “An antireflux surgery in 2012”, Noel Ralph Zulu, a final-year Master of Medicine student, beat competitors from South Africa’s eight medical schools.

The conference is hosted on a rotational basis by the South African medical schools. The College of Health Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe has attended the conference on a regular basis since the late 1990s. As reported by newsday.co.zw, this year’s delegation included 15 postgraduate students under the tutelage of Prof. Godfrey Muguti from the Department of Surgery.

“For a Zimbabwean student to prevail over all the surgical trainees in South Africa was a remarkable feat of achievement, not only for the University of Zimbabwe, but indeed for Zimbabwe as a whole,” said Muguti.

The student received a monetary award and a certificate at the event held at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

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