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On the journey to becoming a medical doctor – Davinichia Douries
I am studying towards a career as a medical doctor. Growing up, I excelled academically and there were very few questions I could not answer, but if someone were to ask me what I wanted to be when I grow up, I was left stuttering.
I know that I am capable of so much more than what I have already achieved. This belief has been the driving force behind my academic success. Throughout high school I was the top achiever in my class, but I still pushed myself to work harder every day and to aim higher than I previously had. For years, I have worked hard despite any personal struggles because I knew that I had the potential to achieve great heights. I see this opportunity granted to me by the NSTF as the result of years of hard work, self-discipline and always striving to do better and BE better. But not at all better than those around me – better than who I was. I know that I have the potential, the ability to do MORE and to achieve more than what I previously have done. I will carry this belief with me every day on my journey on becoming a medical doctor so that I can achieve great heights in the future.
I did well in all my subjects, so I could imagine myself pursuing various careers. But science and mathematics challenged me and over time I developed a passion for it. Soon I started dreaming of becoming one of the great innovators of the future. I knew that I would one day find myself in a science-related occupation. After doing research, seeing a career consultant and doing some job shadowing, I knew I had to become a doctor. I am currently on my journey of becoming a medical doctor. I am a first year MBChB student at Stellenbosch University. I look forward to a career of lifelong learning and I am ready to be challenged in ways I could never imagine.