Frances Ames Scholarship Program

2K7A5467 copy 2St Vincent’s Chair of Psychiatry Professor David Castle presents Dr Engelina Groenewald of South Africa with a certificate to formally acknowledge her completion of the Frances Ames Scholarship Program.  The program runs every two years and invites a South African psychiatrist to Melbourne for a 4 week mental health attachment.

Professor David Castle personally funds this scholarship program in honour of his late mother Frances Ames, after whom the scholarship is named.

An accomplished neurologist, Frances Ames was the first South African woman to graduate with a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cape Town.  She is also known for her human rights activism and was awarded South Africa’s highest honour from former president Nelson Mandela for her service in advancing the cause of human rights.

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