2018 Age 21
Birhan is now in her
4th. year studying medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital, which is a
teaching hospital attached to Addis Ababa University.
She is doing
exceptionally well and is enjoying her work.
The photograph was taken
when she was doing paediatric training.
2017 Aged 20
Birhan is now in her 3rd. year studying medicine
at St. Paul’s Hospital, which is a teaching hospital attached to Addis Ababa
She is doing exceptionally well and is enjoying her
2016 Aged 19
Birhan did very well in her first year exams at St. Paul’s hospital and is now in her second year of training.
She and another student were selected to represent the hospital on a television quiz programme. They won the prize of 2,000 birr.
She is very much enjoying her work.
2015 Age 17
Birhan was born in Lalibela. Her father died when she was young. This has meant her living, and going to school, in a number of towns in Ethiopia as her mother was looking for family to support them. Recently they have been living in Kombolcha with an uncle of Birhan.
Birhan sat her grade 12 National exams in Kombolcha and scored an incredibly high mark of 569 out of a possible 700.
She made application to St. Paul’s teaching hospital in Addis Ababa, sat their exam, was interviewed and was one of the lucky 100 students accepted for medical training.
She has now settled into her 1st. year of training.