Nominee 9 – The Next Generation of Brave: Alex Wehmeyer

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This Master’s Student in Clinical Pharmacy has a great appreciation for inter-professional collaboration.

Alex Wehmeyer is currently completing his Master’s in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). After completing his clinical rotations at Tygerberg hospital in 2019, Alex was recruited to practice at the CTICC field hospital in Cape Town as part of a Covid-19 relief effort in the city.

“Through his practice at the CTICC field hospital, Alex was able to appreciate and advocate for greater inter-professional collaboration, which all healthcare professionals should strive to achieve,” says Dr. Jane McCartney, one of Alex’s senior lecturers at UWC. “He is passionate about transforming healthcare in SA and about improving patient care.”

Alex received mentorship from Prof. Renier Coetzee who specialises in clinical pharmacy and community engagement at UWC and who has walked a journey with Alex since his undergraduate studies. “Through mentorship, I hope to be able to change the lives of patients, because I’m mentoring the next generation of courageous healthcare professionals, ” Prof. Coetzee says.

Click here to vote for Alex Wehmeyer and Prof. Renier Coetzee and learn more about them by watching this video.

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It’s Amazing!

In the first season, Adcock Ingram OTC celebrated a raft of unsung heroes from the country’s health system, profiling professionals from private practice to civil service, from academia, pharmacy, and the nonprofit sector.  

Now the second season is in full swing, seeking the next generation of healthcare heroes – people like Veneshley who are newly working in or studying towards a career in healthcare and can benefit from the guidance and support of a mentor.  

Each week, until November 25, 2020 a new nominee is chosen and featured. All ten feature nominees will be paired with a selected mentor for career development, as well as stand a chance to win one of two R25 000 scholarships.  

If you know any aspiring, current or recently graduated healthcare students or are one yourself, submit a nomination to stand a chance to win.