Penniless medical student makes history

Penniless medical student makes history

When Nitiksha Wesley embarked on her journey to become a doctor she had no idea how she would pay for her studies as she headed off to Stellenbosch University.

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The ambitious student from Port Elizabeth dazzled everyone with her keen intellect and work ethic. Eight years after beginning her journey she has compiled a CV that would put many other much older academics to shame.

She has a string of academic awards and a prestigious fellowship in the United States.

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“Passing medical school cum laude was always the plan. I was super excited when it worked out‚” she said, “I cried on the day the professor announced the results to the class. It was amazing to hear. I was ecstatic.”

Nitish grew up surrounded by her mother, grandmother and three siblings. It was the only home she had ever known since she was born in 1992 but that has changed and the future looks very bright for this gifted young lady.

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