Medical Student Graduates Summa Cum Laude
Dr Kellicia Govender was named the top student in the Integrated Surgical Practice module and graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) summa cum laude.
‘My goal has always been to be the best doctor I can be. Graduating summa cum laude is the culmination of hard work and dedication throughout my school and undergraduate journey. Obtaining the highest marks in surgery was a pleasant surprise; it’s a testament to the Department’s excellent teaching programme,’ she said.Govender added that medicine is a dynamic field and it is rewarding to translate knowledge into practice and have a positive effect on someone’s life.
The 26-year-old Durbanite is currently completing her medical internship at King Edward VIII Hospital and hopes to specialise in paediatrics or internal medicine.
‘I have fond memories of my academic and personal experiences at UKZN. We were fortunate to learn from knowledgeable and experienced clinicians over the years. The programme has prepared us to enter the healthcare system as well-rounded doctors. I am also grateful for the friendships and memories created over the past six years and for the support of my family and friends.’
Words: Lihle Sosibo