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Bryan Greyling scores invite to prestigious Society

Full-time work, full-time study, planning a wedding in-between and still maintaining 75% and above across his subjects over four years. All Bryan’s hard work has not gone unnoticed as his academic achievements earned him an invite to a prestigious society.

Bryan Greyling, an ALS paramedic from ER24’s Durban branch, started studying for a Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) degree in Emergency Medical Care at Durban University of Technology (DUT) in 2016. At the end of last year, he finished his degree and a little more than a week ago he received his invitation to the Golden Key International Honour Society.

The Golden Key is the world’s largest collegiate honour society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. The Society offers a wide range of rewards, scholarships, travel and study abroad opportunities and more.

“It can be quite a selfless job working in the EMS, and although I don’t really care for recognition receiving this accolade has been nice. For me it’s more a personal achievement and that I am very proud of,” says Greyling.

From the beginning there have been challenges, he says. “Managing my time was quite hard. I worked a full shift; I did a clinical shift; I had to go to class, do research and study. And in 2017, I got married to my wife Sapphire, who is an ECP at another private emergency medical service.

“Without my wife’s support, I don’t believe that I would have managed my life, let alone the degree. We definitely see ourselves as a team and that we accomplished this challenge together.”

But it seems that Bryan is undertaking yet another challenge as he is currently enrolled as a master’s student completing his Master of Health Sciences in Emergency Medical Care.

“This is my 20th year in the EMS, and it remains a huge passion of mine. With my master’s degree, I’d like to contribute academically and positively towards my industry.”

“Bryan has shown his passion on and off the road,” says Jannes Prinsloo ER24 Durban: branch manager. “He puts others before himself and gives the best care possible, should you be a patient or a colleague. He has inspired our Durban team and me when he got the invite to the Golden Key Society – showing us that hard work and dedication pays off.”