‘Pushing against all odds’ – Seven friends qualify as doctors

“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.”    

Mosehle said she was shocked when a social media user commented on her picture, saying: “Congrats on your qualification, I hope you will treat us like white doctors.”

Asked why she chose medicine as her field of study, Mosehle said: “I didn’t only see a lack of doctors in my community, but a lack of black doctors, generally.”

Despite the need to break a generational cycle, Mosehle said her mother used to tell her how she wished she had opportunities and resources to study.

“That motivated me to grab the opportunity with both hands because I am young.”

Mosehle hopes to be a role model for young black girls who have aspirations to become medical doctors too.

Asked about the future, the friends said their mission was to make a difference in the health system. 

“Giving back and serving our communities is something really close to us,” said Mosehle. 

The group will officially graduate on December 6.

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