- Jennifer van Heerden has been named the top medical student at Stellenbosch University
- Van Heerden was awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Medal during her graduation ceremony
- The brilliant young woman graduated from medicine with a staggering 87.8% average
Meet Jennifer van Heerden - a brilliant young woman who was named the top medical student at Stellenbosh University.
According to journalist Kofi Arthur, Van Heerden managed to bag distinctions in all 29 theory modules in the six-year programme.
To top it off, she obtained distinctions in all 11 domains of the final-year examinations, graduating with an impressive average of 87,8%.
Her outstanding academic achievement resulted in van Heerden being named the top medical student and she was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal.
The prestigious medal is awarded to a final year or postgraduate student annually. The student is judged not only on an academic basis, but also how he or she contributed to campus life and the development of co-curricular attributes, Arthur wrote on Facebook.
As for Van Heerden, she was honoured to have been awarded the medal. The young beauty credited her support system for her success and she opened up about the love she has for her chosen field of study.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported on a couple who made who made history at Stellenbosch.
On Monday, the Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Engineering took to Facebook to share the story of Drs Louzanne and Wouter Bam.
The Bams made history at the varsity when they became the first married couple to obtain doctorate degrees in engineering at the same graduation ceremony.
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