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Table 3 Professional progression of participants in the post-fellowship period (n = 120 at baseline; n = 114 at follow-up)

From: The Next Generation Scientist program: capacity-building for future scientific leaders in low- and middle-income countries

  Baseline (2011–2016)a Follow-up (2017)
Number of NGS fellows located outside country of citizenshipa 15 (13%)b 26 (23%)c
Highest training level
 Master’s student 35 (29%) 0 (0%)
 PhD student 76 (63%) 61 (54%)
 Post-doctoral 9 (8%) 53 (46%)
Employment status
 Student 71 (59%) 27 (24%)
 Public sector (including academia) 43 (36%) 73 (64%)
 Private sector (including pharma) 6 (5%) 14 (12%)
  1. aThe 2017 cohort did not participate in the follow-up survey
  2. bAll were pursuing post-graduate study in South Africa
  3. cIn post-doctoral training positions: 10 in the USA, 7 in Europe and 3 in South Africa. In full-time employment: 2 in USA and 1 in Europe and 4 in South Africa