Newly Qualified Female Doctor Grabs 5 Out Of 7 Awards At Family Health Medical School Congregation

Dr. Sharon Nana Yaa Gyasi-Dankyira (right) receiving one of the awards from Dr Susu B. Kwawukume who is the Medical Director of the Family Health School. Dr. Sharon Nana Yaa Gyasi-Dankyira (right) receiving one of the awards from Dr Susu B. Kwawukume who is the Medical Director of the Family Health School.

A newly qualified medical doctor, Dr. Sharon Nana Yaa Gyasi-Dankyira who is one of the 16 female doctors trained at the Family Health Medical School has swept 5 Out of 7 awards that were up for grabs at the school's congregation.

The awards she won include the coveted founder's prize for overall best Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) graduating student.

The other four awards she received are the Prof. Jonathan Hubert Addy's Prize for Best Graduating Student in Medicine and Therapeutics, Best Graduating Student in Child Health, Best Graduating Student in Community Health and Best Graduating Student in Clinical Studies.

The visibly elated Miss Gyasi-Dankyira who was also the Valedictorian for the Premier class of 2020 expressed her appreciation to God, her parents, dedicated faculty and mentors of FHMS, founders' of FHUC and the entire management and staff of the Institution

In her valedictory speech, she said much is expected of them as medical doctors in their service to society. She advised her colleagues to serve with diligence, integrity and compassion. She reminded her colleagues to be guided by the Hippocrates saying, which states, "wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity".

The award-winning valedictorian is a former recipient of five other awards during the maiden graduation held for Bachelor of Medical Sciences at the Family Health Medical School. She won the Best Student in Pharmacology, Microbiology, Hematology, Chemical Pathology and the Best Student in Level 100.

A product of Aburi Girls' Senior High School, she was the Second Assistant School Prefect and Vice President of the Students' Representative Council. She received the prize for Overall Best Student in English in her final secondary School year and the Headmistress' Special Award for students who had 7A's in their WASSCE.

During her time at the FHMS, Miss Gyasi-Dankyira served as the President of the Academic Committee of the Medical Student Association, President of the Christian Medical Fellowship, South East Zonal President for the Ghana Fellowship of Evangelical Students and as a Class Representative.

Miss Gyasi-Dankyira enjoys singing, listening to music, reading novels, creative writing and teaching children in Sunday school at church.

In an all-female award-winning spree, Ms. Maria Lirase Apio, took home two awards, namely; Prof. Timothy R. B. Johnson's Prize for Best Graduating Student in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Best Graduating Student in Surgery.

These two female doctors were part of 30 other others who were trained at the Family Health Medical School which is the first private training school for doctors in Ghana.

They graduated on December 9,2020 and have since been inducted into the Medical and Dental Council to begin their professional practice.

Source: Patrick Biddah /www.theheraldghana.com