Dr. Simon Sackitey swept four academic awards out of seven categories at the just ended 2nd Congregation of the Family Health Medical School, held on 9th December, 2021. The awards were in addition to his honour as the Valedictorian for the Class of 2021.
His winning streak included the ‘Best Graduating Student in Surgery, ‘Best Graduating Student in Clinical Studies’, as well as the ‘Prof. Jonathan Hubert Addy’s prize for Best Graduating Student in Medicine and Therapeutics’. His
highlight of the day was the prestigious ‘FHUC Founders’ Prize for Overall Best MBChB Graduating Student’. Amidst loud cheers from faculty, family, friends and colleagues, Dr. Sackitey received his award from the founder of the Family Health University College, Prof. Enyonam Yao Kwawukume.
In his valedictory speech, Dr. Sackitey, on behalf of his graduating class, expressed their deepest appreciation to Management, faculty and the entire staff of the school for the “high standards, values and ethical qualities imbibed in them to build a sterling reputation in their chosen field as medical professionals”. He implored his colleagues, “never to stop learning and to always remember Medicine is an art and a science practiced by doctors with love and compassion.” He also reminded them to be the voice that must encourage healthy lifestyles and promote good health.
Other award winners for the day included Dr. Sussie Anku who was adjudged the ‘Best Graduating Student in Child Health’ and the ‘Best Graduating Student in Community Health.’ ‘Prof. Timothy R. B. Johnson’s Prize for Best Graduating Student in Obstetrics and Gynaecology’ was won by Dr. Nicholas Tettey Nartey. Forty-seven (47) graduands made up of 26 females and 21 males graduated after passing through all the requisite courses and examinations.