After completing her MBChB in 2018, Busisiwe Kabane began her medical profession believing her career would follow one of the usual paths. “The biggest surprise of my career has been finding out that specialising in a medical field can go far beyond being a surgeon or paediatrician. The work of ‘saving lives’ can extend far beyond the confines of a clinic or hospital,” Kabane says.
Having worked on the frontlines during the pandemic inspired her to redirect her career. Through her work at the Douglas Murray Trust, Kabane has helped lead the trust’s #KeReady campaign. “My proudest moment was when our campaign was mentioned during one of the president’s ‘family meetings’,” she said. The campaign encourages young people to get vaccinated, with the chance to win weekly prizes through creative social media posts. As well as increasing vaccination rates among the youth, Kabane wants to improve healthcare access for the country’s most marginalised people.
When you are true to yourself the path you are meant to be on will reveal itself to you.