Dr Nathaniel Nii Cudjoe, a recent medical school graduate, has shared his inspiring journey to becoming an award-winning medical student at the University of Cape Coast’s 55th Congregation. Despite facing initial challenges, Dr Cudjoe’s determination and discipline helped him achieve his dream of becoming a medical doctor.
Dr Cudjoe revealed that he was unable to study medicine at the University of Ghana (UG) due to his grade in English. However, he did not let that stop him from pursuing his passion. Instead, he enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy program at UG, where he studied for a year before transferring to the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to pursue medicine.
“I had 7 ‘A’s and a B2 after writing WASSCE in 2015, so I applied to Legon (UG) that year and I wasn’t granted entry into Medicine, I was granted entry into Bachelor of Pharmacy,” he shared in a television interview on GTV. “So, I did Pharmacy for a year there and I moved on to UCC to read medicine”.
Dr Cudjoe’s hard work and dedication paid off at the graduation ceremony where he won 16 out of 22 awards, including Best Clinical Student, Best Graduating Pre-Clinical Student, and Overall Performance. He credited his success to his unwavering determination to become a medical doctor.
“I had a clear goal of becoming a medical doctor, so I made the decision to transfer to UCC,” he said.
Dr Cudjoe’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of not giving up on one’s dreams. Despite facing initial setbacks, he remained focused on his goal and ultimately achieved it through hard work and determination.