Accra, Professor Richard M.K. Adanu, a Specialist Obstetrician Gynaecologist, has called on medical students to be flexible and critical in their thinking to achieve the most in life.

“Take things one step at a time and be willing to seriously consider all available options before making a decision,” she said.

Prof Adanu, Women’s Reproductive Health Epidemiologist, and Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, said this at the Second Graduation Ceremony of the Accra College of Medicine (ACM) at the weekend.

He said students needed to always work hard at any task, especially when it was something they considered not enjoyable or crucial for their success.

The ceremony was on the theme: “Preparing High Level Professionals for National Development: In the face of COVID-19 challenges and through a win-win State-Private Partnership.”

Eight students with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery graduated.

The President of the ACM, Prof Afua A.J. Hesse, urged them to be guided by the values inculcated in them and strive to be the best in their fields of endeavour.

“May you go and make your patients, parents, guardians, sponsors, and the ACM proud,” she said.

Prof Emeritus Stephen Adei, the former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), advised the graduates to be humble and serve the Lord with their hearts and talents.

Also the Chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority Board, asked the doctors to have faith in God and work in cooperation with nature to be more effective.

Prof Peter Donkor, the President of West African College of Surgeons, in a remark made on his behalf, called on the doctors to eschew greed and dishonesty and treat their patients as they would like their close relatives to be treated.

Ms Richarda Chempang Dokurugu won the Overall Best Student with six laurels including the Best Student in Children’s Health, Overall Best Student in Women’s Health, Ken and Angela Ofori-Attah’s Prize for the Best Student in Psychiatry, as well as the Hesse Prize for Best Student in Ethics and Professionalism.

Ms Erica Ntiamoah-Mensah won three awards; The Kwaku Mensah-Bonsu’s Prize for the Overall Best Student in Surgery, the Yeboah Hospital Prize for Best Student in Community Health, and the Ken and Angela Ofori-Attah Prize for the Best Student in Leadership.

Ms Avril Sey won the MDS-Lancet Laboratories Ghana Limited Prize for the Overall Best Student in Anaesthesia, Ms Esther Sophia Amankwa received the Best-Improved Student, and Ms Nusrat Afua Abonwaba Yamoah won the Bertha Ayi Foundation’s Prize for the Best Student in Microbiology.

The Accra College of Medicine, established in 2015, seeks to provide world-class medical education that is relevant, research-oriented, and tailored toward solving Ghana and Africa’s health problems.

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

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