Bold move pays dividends

[caption id="attachment_238597" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Nitiksha Wesley did not let anything stop her from pursuing her dream[/caption]

Top medical student started out with dream and determination – but no funds for university

Determined to study medicine, Nitiksha Wesley boarded a bus from Port Elizabeth to Stellenbosch University eight years ago without knowing how she would pay for her studies.

A few months later, the now 25-yearold from Gelvandale received a bursary from the Eastern Cape Department of Health and started building an impressive CV filled with achievements and firsts – including a prestigious fellowship in the United States and sought-after academic awards.

“Part of our recruitment strategy is to assist young doctors to become specialists,” he said.

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