George Agyapong, an alumnus of KNUST, is set to graduate from the world’s prestigious Harvard Medical School with distinction in Medicine, Special Field.
George who had a passion for studying Medicine was offered Pharmacy at KNUST after completing his secondary school education at Prempeh College. Though quite disappointed, he went ahead to study the course and became the President of the Pharmacy Student’s Association.
After completion of his Pharmacy degree, he moved to the United States to pursue greater opportunities and went ahead to pursue his Masters in Biological Sciences whiles at the same time serving in the US Army as Sergeant. During all these years, he never forgot his dream of becoming a medical doctor.
The opportunity presented itself and he took the bull by the horns and applied to study medicine at Havard University, where through hard work and dedication, he is graduating with Honours in a Special Field cum laude (with Distinction).
“It is our pleasure to inform you that after evaluating your written thesis and oral examination, the Committee on Awards and Honors has recommended that Havard Medical School confer your MD Degree with Honors on Special Field, cum laude,” portions of a letter from Havard Medical School’s Committee on Awards and Honors addressed to him read.
The letter further stated that “Your thesis, A Teaching Case on Option B-plus in Malawi: Toward Locally Global Health Training, represents a major scholarly contribution in your field. The decision to award you the MD degree with Honors in a Special Field reflects the high quality of your independent studies and scholarship.”
Among some of the achievements of George Agyapong at Havard University, including serving as the Program Coordinator for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) of the Harvard Medical School. His responsibilities included planning events and connecting the chapter with resources within the HMS and the university community at large.
He together with some medical doctor friends with roots from Africa set up the African Diaspora Health Network (ADHN), to promote good health and healthy lifestyles across Africa. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, they have translated the disease, its nature, and preventive measures in some popular languages in Africa, so far they have it in Akan & French, with others in the pipeline.