Antiguan Doctor Receives Award for Outstanding Performance at the University of the West Indies

Shivon Belle Jarvis

Shivon was awarded with the Leila Winter Prize by the Paediatric Association of Jamaica for receiving the most outstanding performance in the final Paediatric Medicine Examination 2015 at the University of the West Indies Mona.

The Leila Winter Prize is awarded to outstanding recipients and is presented every two years.

Shivon credits her success thus far to God’s help and the love and support of her family and friends. She currently serves as a Consultant Paediatrician at the Mount St. John’s Medical Center and deems it a privilege to intervene in the lives of our children – the country’s greatest resource. Neonatology has captured her interest, and she is an avid lover of singing.  Her passion in life is to always be an agent of change.

Her journey has been ear-marked with varied achievements which include: being a recipient of the Governor General’s and Cable and Wireless Awards for the most outstanding CXC student in 2001 in Antigua and Barbuda, receiving her Bachelor of Basic Medical Sciences (Honours), Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Doctor of Medicine- Paediatrics.  She was also one of the recipients of the Scotia Bank’s Paediatric Prize for the Medical Class of 2008 – UWI Mona. •