Ms. Wagner has completed her fourth year of a MB,CHB (Medicine) degree at the
University of Stellenbocsh. This is a six year programme. Her supervisor
states that Leigh
is a dedicated student who has exceptional people skills, which will be an asset
to her profession.
excerpt from an e-mail to S.A.W.W., Leigh talks about her past experiences
and plans for the
"It is with sincere appreciation that I write this e-mail. I thank you, the
President and the rest of the Board of South African Women for Women for once
again giving me the opportunity to pursue my studying career. I am humbled
by your support and I will therefore continue to strive to do my best.
In 2005 I will be entering my 5th (and second last year) of my MBChB degree.
Time has flown by so quickly, it was like yesterday, I recall making my first
application for a South African Women for Women Scholarship! This year has been
an exciting one for me. It has been a year of growth, not only in my academic
life but also spiritually and emotionally.
My academic year consisted of 5 different clinical rotations as well as
5 different theoretical modules. I was also privileged to be part of a group
of medical students who worked in a rural community near Cape Town. The volume
of work has been a challenge this year but I can proudly say that I did not
let it get me down, as I successfully passed my 4th year.
My 5th year will no doubt be as challenging, as I continue to work in
Tygerberg Hospital, and will become a Student Intern (where we no longer
have formal lectures but work and obtain clinical skills in the hospital)
later this year. "