As Head of the graduate entry medical programme year I&II at Wits University’s Medical School, Dina-Ruth Lulua was involved in the education and graduation of more than 300 new medical students in the past year – a significant accomplishment against the backdrop of the current pandemic. For her efforts, Lulua was invited to join the board of the Adler Museum of Medicine, which focuses on the history of health sciences in South Africa and supplements educational activities at the university by means of collections, research, teaching, exhibitions and publications. This appointment aligns perfectly with Lulua’s career trajectory, as one of her biggest goals involves creating a holistic environment for black African students where they can create a sense of belonging and ownership within the medical fraternity. Her faith is her greatest source of strength, and she has a few words of wisdom for those feeling lost: “Your life will change, ask for help, it will be okay.”
Your life will change, ask for help, it will be okay.