Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr Cavelle Kelsick Hobson received her primary and secondary education at Holy Name Convent in Trinidad. She obtained her GCE A levels in Science and was awarded the Island Open Science Scholarship becoming the first female to gain this distinction.
She subsequently spent a year doing research at TRVL (now CARPHA) on Dengue serotypes using a rat model to produce specific antibody.
She obtained her Undergraduate education at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduating with a BA in Biochemistry, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Her research experience at Harvard included a summer internship with Dr Edward Kass, Director of the Channing Research Labs, Harvard Medical School. The research looked into the effect of Mycoplasma infections on the outcome of pregnancy.
Her undergraduate thesis was supervised by Dr William Beck, Professor of Hematology, Massachusetts, General Hospital, on “The metabolism of Vitamin B12”.
Based on her academic standing in her graduating class, she was awarded the Sheldon International Traveling Fellowship for a year of travel and study, becoming one of two of the first female students at Harvard University to receive this award.
During the fellowship year, she attended Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, England, obtaining the CTMCH- Tropical medicine and Community Health. She then travelled through East and Southern Africa. In Tanzania she visited rural health centers.
She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then completed a Residency program in Internal Medicine at Tufts New England Medical Centre, Boston, Massachusetts.
She returned to Trinidad and worked as a Registrar/Consultant in Internal Medicine at the Port of Spain General Hospital. Following marriage she has worked as internal Medicine Consultant at JNF Hospital, St. Kitts.