DR MICHELLE PENTECOST (1998-2002 when she was the Dux Scholar) is currently completing her community service year as a Medical Officer at Vanguard Day Hospital.
She completed her MBChB with first class honours at UCT in 2008, and subsequently completed her medical internship at Groote Schuur Hospital. Besides her clinical work she is actively involved in research, having published two studies during her undergraduate and internship years. She also has a keen interest in medical journalism and frequently contributes to medical publications other than journals.
Outside of medicine she is an active runner, having completed her 5th Two Oceans Half Marathon this year.