“Glory to God!! We did it y’all! | 7 friends qualify as doctors against all odds

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“Glory to God!! We did it y’all! | 7 friends qualify as doctors against all odds

“Glory to God!! We did it y’all! | 7 friends qualify as doctors against all odds

7 friends Moliehi Mareka, Mahlatse Mothiba, Tshepang Motete, Thato Mosehle, Toni Motseoile, Lungile Mkhungo, and Lijeng Lefosa will be among those who will be graduating as doctors on the 6th of December 2018 at the Free State University.

Medical school is filled with a whole lot of challenges but with God on their side, this seven were able to make it.

Thato shared several photos of the group on Facebook along with the caption: “Glory to God!! We did it y’all! We proved so many people wrong, we’ve proved so many people right.”

They were among the nine ‘black’ students in a class of 130 students and this also served as a motivation to them.

Speaking to TimesLIVE, 24-year-old Tshepang said she was raised in a rural village by parents who aren’t professionals. She’s the first in her family to become a doctor.

Adjusting to modern technological equipment during her studies was therefore a huge challenge. Luckily, older students were there to guide them, she said.

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Thato Mosehle – 23 is also the first in her family to qualify as a doctor. Her main worry is about stereotypes surrounding young, black, and female doctors.

In her words: “There are patients who would prefer an older (nursing) sister over a young doctor. There are males who prefer to be attended to by other males, but I am strong enough to handle all that. The lack of doctors, and more specifically black doctors, in her community motivated her to study medicine.

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They said they are prepared to work long hours in public hospitals and to be role models. Thato said: Giving back and serving our communities is something really close to us.

The young doctors thanked God for their achievement and said they look forward to making a difference


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