- Simulation Training Kits
- Online Academy
- Simulation Training Events
The Apprentice Corporation endeavors to be a positive influence in the lives of Apprentice medical professionals all over the world and to enthuse these aspiring medical professionals towards reaching their goals and dreams.
Apprentice Corporation, using the trade name The Apprentice Doctor® has the mission of assisting medical professionals globally - whether aspiring, in training or practicing - with valuable medical and surgical simulation training resources and events.
Dr. Anton Scheepers is the founder of the Apprentice Corporation and the Apprentice Doctor® brand. Dr Anton brings over 40 years of expertise in the specialized field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
This surgical specialty focuses on diagnosing and treating a broad range of conditions affecting the face, jaw, and both the hard and soft tissues of the head and neck region.
Fueled by the passion to nurture the next generation of healthcare professionals, Dr. Anton has organized and co-hosted an extensive array of educational programs worldwide. He is deeply committed to empowering aspiring medical practitioners to achieve their career goals.
Dr. Anton Scheepers is a lecturer at premedical and medical skills conferences and workshops internationally. He is a gifted presenter with a colorful career including some of the following highlights:
His training varies between medical sciences, surgery, and dentistry. He started a medical sciences section in the largest Science Center in Africa - the Sci-Bono Discovery Science Center and was involved with medical research in collaboration with Dr. Sandy Marks Jr. from the University of Massachusetts. Experience includes academic, public, military as well as private practice.Dr. Anton Scheepers has written articles in various publications of International Medical Journals on subjects such as:
The Apprentice Doctor® idea materialized in 2002 when Dr. Anton Scheepers felt a desire to offer aspiring doctors and related medical professionals a glimpse into the field of medicine. The idea was to offer the student a hands-on experience and thus the concept of an 'online course and simulation practice kit' combination.The First Training Kit
The first course & kit combination was the Junior Apprentice Doctor® "How to Examine Patients" Course and Kit. We have upgraded both several times and today it is known as the For Future Doctors Simulation Kit and is paired with the Foundation Medical Course on Apprentice Doctor Academy. This is now an accredited pre-medical course for high schoolers in the USA.Other Apprentice Doctor® course & kits combinations are:
These kits are aimed at students in the medical field who want to learn how to suture. The idea of a simulation lab in a box with instructions (instead of learning how to perform medical skills on a real patient in the clinical setting) seemed to have been well accepted by those in the medical education arena worldwide.
We are in the process of expanding the range of kits and courses.
We offer a number of very popular international Apprentice Doctor® Training Events per year aimed at high school students interested in following a career in medicine.
Other Apprentice Doctor clinical skills workshops include: Suturing, Phlebotomy & Venipuncture, Examine Patients & Diagnosis, Airway Management and others.
Professor Chishimba Nathan Mowa is a seasoned research-orientated high-level academic with a long list of publications, abstracts, and presentations at conferences nationally and internationally.
Besides his academic interests, Prof Mowa has a heart for aspiring medical professionals - promoting and assisting them in reaching their goals and dreams, as many of his alumni students who are now qualified physicians and surgeons will confirm.
Dr. Mowa was appointed as Assistant Professor of Biology at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, and rose to full Professor at the same university. Appalachian State University is a member of the University of North Carolina.
Most recently, he served as an Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship at Kettering College, Dayton, Ohio, USA, and Professor of Physiology, Anatomy, and Endocrinology in the Department of Human Biology at Kettering College. He is also currently an honorary Professor of Physiology at Levy Mwanawasa Medical University, Lusaka, Zambia.
Prof Mowa was born and raised in Zambia and is married to his college sweetheart, Ennie Hamoya-Mowa. Together, they have had three children: Nonde, Shoma, and their late son, Mowa.
See some of his publications on PubMed: Click here
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Apprentice Doctor® Courses are the part of the official course material of:
It is also accredited via the Solid Rock Community and Virtual Schools in Tampa Florida, USA with: