Dr Nathaniel Codjoe; St Peter’s Boys SHS former student picks 16 awards from UCC Medical School

Dr Nathaniel Nii A. Codjoe, a young medical doctor has been adjudged the best graduating student from the University of Cape Coast Medical School taking home 16 awards out of 22 at the second session of the 55th Congregation Ceremony held for graduates from the College of Health and Allied Sciences.

The awards winning medical doctor picked up the following awards:

1. Best Student in Anatomy

2. Best Student in Medical Biochemistry

3. Best Graduating Student in Physiology

4. Best Student in Microbiology

5. Best Student in Community Medicine

6. Best Student in Chemical Pathology

7. Best Student in Pharmacology

8. Best Student in Clinical student

9. Best Graduating Male Student

10. Best Graduating Pre-Clinical Student

11. Best Student in MB ChB Final Part II

12. Best Overall Performance

13. Best Overall Male Medical Student

14. Best Student in Family Medicine

15. Molecular Medicine with Certificate

16. Best student in Ear, Nose and Throat Rotation

Dr Nathaniel Nii A. Cudjoe is an old boy of St Peter’s Boys Senior High School where he represented the school in the popular National Science and Maths Quiz.

Even though he was denied entry into the University of Ghana Medical School, he transferred to the UCC Medical School the following year, defying all odds by excelling and graduating as an award-winning physician.

“I had 7 ‘A’s and a B2 after writing the WASSCE in 2015, so I applied to Legon (UG) that year and I wasn’t granted entry into the medicine, but I was granted entry into Bachelor of Pharmacy, so I did Pharmacy for a year there and then transferred to UCC to study medicine,” he said in a GTV interview.

Since the news broke out, the freshly graduated medical doctor has been invited to meet various dignitaries including the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Ghana’s Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum.

Dr Cudjoe’s tenacity and determination is worth emulating.

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