A total of 56 medical doctors graduated from the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences last Saturday.
This year’s graduation, according to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah brings to a total of 299 doctors trained by the UCC SMS since its inception in 2007.
Among the graduands was a Nigerian called Dr Lotachi Ugwunwa Onyemenam who set a record by sweeping 15 out of 21 awards which were up for grabs.
Some of the awards received by Dr. Ugwunwa Onyemenam are the Vice-Chancellor of UCC prize for the overall best performance, Ghana Medical Association best student, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital prize for the best student among others.
The other awards went to Dr Akorfa Ama Wotordzor who received five awards with the remainder going to Dr Amanda Naa Atwei Bruce-Adjei.
Speaking at the ceremony which marked the first session of the 51st congregation of the university and the 6th graduation ceremony of medical doctors from the university, Prof. Ampiah said the UCC Medical School in order to keep up with top medical schools in the world has established contacts with top-notch universities around the world in the areas of medical education and research.
Professor Ghartey Ampiah said by dint of hard work and effective collaborations with these international institutions, the UCC medical Scholl has gained recognition and visibility across the globe for their exceptional health training methods.