31 August 2015 Volume :3 Issue :40

Deputy Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for MBChB Student

Deputy Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for MBChB Student
Mr Dimitrije Mamontov with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities, Professor Cheryl Potgieter.

A former recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship, MBChB student Mr Dimitrije Mamontov, has now been awarded the College Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship.

‘The Scholarship was a shock the first time around, I didn’t even know I was eligible for any scholarships this year. It was an amazing surprise in a very stressful week of tests and deadlines,’ said Mamontov.

He said his family was thrilled and delighted and really proud and excited that he will be the first doctor in the family.

College Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships are awarded to the three top-ranked undergraduates proceeding from second year to subsequent years of study.

‘To me, this Scholarship is about so much more than the financial reward, It represents an acknowledgment of my hard work and an indication that I am well on my way to achieving my goals,’ said an exited Mamontov.

Mamontov is not yet sure what field of medicine he wants to specialise in; ‘My goal is to graduate with my MBChB with competence in all fields and be the best physician I can possibly be.’

 ‘I am very privileged to have been accepted into medicine and am driven to take full advantage of this opportunity.’

He advised his fellow students to work hard, work consistently and never compromise on their goals. He also thanked the University and the scholarship funders for giving him the opportunity to do what he loves.

Mamontov’s parents arrived in South Africa as immigrants from Serbia (then Yugoslavia) about 25 years ago.

‘On a more light-hearted note, I’m really obsessed with cats, I want to pet and name every feral cat on campus before I leave,’ he said.

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