Patterson John Mwakio at The PUEA
Patterson is a student in the Clinical Medicine and Surgery program. He felt called to be a Medical doctor so that he could assist children, and adults as well, who are infected with HIV.
Patterson was born November 27, 1990 in Voi, the youngest of six children. After his father died and his mother became ill in 1997, he dropped out of Marasi Primary School and became a street boy in Mombasa.
He returned to school two years later and, and in 2005, received his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education. In 2006, he joined Marungu Secondary School . In August of that year, his mother died.
In 2010, he completed his secondary education, receiving high grades in Biology, Chemistry and Agriculture. He felt called to be a Medical doctor so that he could assist children, and adults as well, who are infected with HIV. He applied to PUEA because it is one of the few institutions in Kenya that offers Clinical Medicine and Surgery – and because it is a church institution. He wanted to get the spiritual knowledge and Bible education, and the help to develop good conduct and a high standard of discipline. And he really liked The PUEA because the church also has the hospital nearby where medical students go to practice medicine.
In September, 2011, he was accepted by The PUEA School of Health Sciences, and in May, 2012, he was given the Noroton Presbyterian Church Scholarship. He has a B+ grade average in his first year of studies – and he is now starting his second year of the three year Clinical Medicine and Surgery program.