PROF. TIMOTHY JOHNSON LEADS DELEGATION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN TO VISIT THE FAMILY HEALTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

The Chief Mentor of the Family Health Medical School, and the head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of the University of Michigan, Prof. Timothy Johnson led a nine-member delegation from the same University to pay a courtesy visit to the Family Health University College on Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018. This is one of the many visits that Prof. Timothy Johnson had paid to the Family Health University College since its inception. The guests were warmly welcomed and treated to a cultural display by the renowned Ghana Dance Ensemble.

A public lecture was held in honour of the delegation on the same day; in attendance were Prof. E.Y Kwawukume, President and Founder of the Family Health University College, Prof. Richard Adanu, former Dean of the School of Public Health of the University of Ghana, Prof. Bisala Ekele, Chief Medical Director of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Sir Wilson, Fellow of the West African Association of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Susu B. Kwawukume, Chief Medical Director of the Family Health Hospital and Co-founder of the Family Health University College, Mrs. Rita Kaine, Registrar of the Family Health University College, some mentees of Prof. Timothy Johnson as well as faculty, staff and students of  the  Family Health University College.

Mentees of Prof. Timothy Johnson shared their experiences and talked about how the influence of their mentor impacted positively on their lives and the President of the Student Representative Council (SRC) of the Family Health Medical School, Nana Kwasi Fosu Opoku, in his address appealed to Prof. Timothy Johnson to facilitate a partnership between the Student Representative Council of the University of Michigan and that of the Family Health Medical School.

Prof. Timothy Johnson urged students to strive for academic excellence and to be guided by humility in seeking knowledge in their chosen fields. He also talked about his experiences with some of his mentees who were present at the event, and interacted with the students of the Family Health Medical School on a personal level after the Public Lecture.

To round off the activities of the visit, the delegation was hosted to a wonderful lunch in the gardens of the sea front chalet of the Family Health University College on Sunday, 28th October, 2018. In attendance were the Heads of Departments, Members of the Faculty, some members of the Administrative Staff, the SRC Executives and class co-ordinators. Live Band music from the Peace Combo completed the beautiful ambience with the visitors being entertained with Highlife music and Golden Tunes of yesteryears against the backdrop of the splashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.   

The University of Michigan is one of Family Health University College’s strongest affiliates and over the years, representatives from the institution have visited the Family Health University College to interact with the students and to contribute to further strengthen ties between both Institutions.

We look forward to welcoming more representatives from our other international affiliate institutions in the near future to strengthen the vision of the Family Health University College to be the prime centre for Professional Medical Education and Training in the Advancement of Human Health.

Below are pictures of the event: