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Maya's story

Alternative pathways to a lifelong dream

Maya knew from a young age that she wanted to be a doctor. She had to work hard to achieve good grades, but her determination meant she was highly committed to her studies. Despite maintaining relatively good grades, Maya's school counselled her out of the prerequisite courses for medicine. When Maya came to IDEA for advice, she was disillusioned and unclear about her direction. The IDEA team worked with Maya to identify an alternative pathway to medicine and brokered her entry to university. Maya was amazed that there was still an opportunity for her to fulfil her dream and was grateful for the support she received from the IDEA team.