A total of 47 students have graduated from the Family Health Medical School to become doctors.
These students formthe second batch to be trained at the Family Health Medical School which is the first private medical school in Ghana.
Already, management is working fervently to acquire a presidential charter which will make the school a fully- fledged autonomous University.
Speaking at the congregation over the over the weekend, the President of the School, Prof.E.Yao Kwawukume, implored the graduating students to become specialist consultant, medical researchers, inventors and innovators.
“ Above all be a doctor who is well informed on latest practices and also cares for the well-being patients “, he admonished.
In all,the 47 comprised of 21 males and 26 females with a call on them to be guided by the ethics of the profession and upholding the values that have been imbibed in them.
According to Prof. Kwawukume, the school offers the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery ( MBCHB) programme with two entry point which are graduate entry medical programme which are admitted at Level 300 for 41/2 years and the Undergraduate entry at Level 100 for 6 years.
“The school of nursing and midwifery offers Bachelor of Science ( Bsc) in nursing and diploma in midwifery and nursing assistant clinical certificate programme“, he added.
While, commending the students for making the school proud, Prof. Kwawukume, reminded them of the responsibility of carrying with them diligence, resourcefulness , ethical and professional and good ambassadors of the hospital.
Delivering the keynote address, a former Managing Director for the Stanbic Bank, Naa (Dr) AlhassanAndani, called for government support for the training of doctors in the private school.
He said, the cost of training a doctor is expensive and therefore ask government to absorb 30% of the cost of training.
NaaAndani, who is also a board member of the Family Health Medical School endowment fund,urged communities across the country to donate into the fund in order to help foot the bills of brilliant but needy students who will be much needed at the local communities.
He was of the view that, policy makers should turn their attention to the Family Health Medical School, in order to realiseit’s fullest benefits to the nation.