Doctor who? The eminent theologian studies medicine - for a few months

  • The Star - 10 September 2013

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has gone some way in fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor by working side by side with medical students at Stellenbosch University.

Going to lectures with students of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health and learning how to recognise symptoms of childhood diseases in he skills lab at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has become part of Tutu's life over the past few months. 

"I've been going to lectures and working with dedicated young students. I've always wanted to be a doctor and now I've had the opportunity to see what it's like," he said.

The archbishop has been quietly going to lectures and becoming just another member of the class. He has been to four sessions, covering childhood TB, cancer, kidney conditions and working with premature the full article

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“Archbishop Desmond Tutu takes a few lessons on paediatric care from the Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Medicine”