Meet the Team

Dean Rutherford

Hello there. My name is Dean Rutherford and I am the middle of 3 children from Somerset West. I matriculated from Rondebosch Boys’ High School in 2012 with a lot of desire to help others but little direction on what career path to choose. 5 years into my current course and I couldn’t be more grateful for this wonderful opportunity that I have been given. I am a sports fanatic and love finding any excuse to go on an adventure. I have a real interest in the ‘less glamorous’ field of primary health care and hope to one day use the skills that I’ve learnt to travel and experience health care in many different countries.

Kim van Aswegen

My name is Kim van Aswegen and I am a Christian  I am fifth year medical student at Stellenbosch University.  I love the outdoors and especially enjoy swimming in the ocean and walking on the mountain! Although I grew up as a city girl in Cape Town, I am interested in entering the field of rural medicine when I graduate.  I LOVE working with people and am developing a passion for patient education.  It is my dream to speak isiXhosa fluently one day.

Petri Goosen

I am a fifth year medical student at Stellenbosch University. I have completed a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering in 2009 and worked for three years as a consulting engineer before embarking on my dream of becoming a doctor. I particularly enjoy graphic and web design and am looking forward on capturing every moment of the ‘Project28fourchange-journey’ on the web. On my (rare) days off I enjoy to play golf and to relax with a history book listening to old vinyl records. I would describe myself as having an inquiring mind and being a jack-of-all-trades.

Tracy Johnson

My name is Tracy Johnson. I am a Christian South African from Cape Town – the youngest and only girl of three children, a medical student and nature-lover with an immense love for the outdoors, animals and especially plants! I am passionate about and devoted to health, exercise and making those around me happier! I love random acts of kindness and helping those who aren’t necessarily able to return the favour. I love the degree I am studying and although I am unsure of the exact direction of medicine I want to branch off into, I am certain that it will be in the public sector rather than private.