University of Pretoria Final Year Med Student Inspires Mzansi: “I Have a Good Support System That Pushes Me”

University of Pretoria Final Year Med Student Inspires Mzansi: “I Have a Good Support System That Pushes Me”

  • A young woman jumped through hoops to study for her dream qualification
  • She did not do well in high school, but that did not stop her from pursuing her dream career
  • Now in her last year, she has inspired netizens to want to know more about her chosen field

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A student struggled to study
A final-year student shared how she overcame trials to become a medical student at Tukkies. Image: @visiondolo
Source: TikTok

A final-year medical student struggled through high school and university to achieve her dream of being a doctor.

Her journey of how she struggled through medical school inspired many South Africans to follow their dreams too.

Med student recalls struggles of entering university in TikTok video

Netizens shared how she helped them with her videos and how they are following their desired career paths.

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@visiondolo shared the video on her TikTok. The beautiful student studies medicine at the University of Pretoria, where she is doing her last year.

Her video is a montage of pictures that detail how she picked herself up from the bottom to reach where she is, where she is a final year medical student at the university.

She didn't do well in Matric, so she did an extended program. She got accepted at Tuks to do medicine and has been soaring ever since.

Medical student tells Briefly News that she has a strong support system

Pontsho Dolo told Briefly News that she always reminds herself of the difficult journey she had to endure to get where she is today.

"My love for medicine keeps me going, and I am always ready and excited to learn about new things no matter how difficult it is. My love for medicine is too deep to a point where no one or any situation can drive me to leave medicine," she said.

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She also has a robust support system.

"I have a very supportive family that keeps me going constantly. They always remind me why I want medicine when facing a difficult situation. I'm not from a very advantaged family, but the support I get from my family is excellent, and I don't want to disappoint them because they try by all means to provide everything I need."

She encouraged matric learners not to give up.

"Upgrading your marks the following year is not a shame. It is way better than settling for any degree. Lift your head up and walk straight. You got this!"

Watch her video here:

Mzansi inspired by student to follow their own dreams

Netizens inspired by her shared how her story pushed them to follow their dreams too.

Chantal's Anatomy was encouraged by @visiondolo's videos.

"I used to watch your YouTube videos, hoping it might be me someday. Now that I'm here I still cannot believe it."

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Onkemetse Malope applauded her.

"Keep making us proud so that we as a youth and generation can also do it."

Paris708 asked if one needed distinctions in Math and Physics.

Visiondolo responded.

"The problem is the competition. So you need those distinctions, especially in maths and physics."

Myothernameisfacica said that she's proud of her.

"I can't wait for my turn."

Kelebogile was joyful.

"I'm happy that I bumped into this account."

A woman goes from losing everything to gaining more

In another article, Briefly News reported that a young woman went from losing everything to getting a home, qualifications and a business.

The young woman shared a Tiktok video about losing her parents and her home and working her way up.

Today she is a qualified teacher, has her place and is an entrepreneur.

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