- Joshua Kamal confidently quit his job at the bank to enrol at the University of Ghana Medical School in 2019
- Determined to achieve his dream, he defeated mountains of odds to become a certified doctor in 2023
- After realising his ambition, the young man has inspired many people on social media with his academic journey and achievement
- Speaking to YEN.com.gh about how he completed the six-year medical programme in four years, Kamal explained that he enrolled for the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP)
After quitting his job at the bank to enrol at the University of Ghana Medical School, Joshua Kamal has finally achieved his aspiration of becoming a doctor.
He embarked on the academic journey in 2019, putting other dreams on the back burner to pursue a career in the medical field.
In a post on X, he admits that entering medical school was tough, as he had been away from his books for a long while.
"I quit my bank job in January to follow my dream of becoming a medical doctor; a lot of people thought I was delusional.
"[The] entrance exam was the hardest I've had to study. Not just because of MEDICAL SCHOOL, I've also not been a student for a while now. 1ST APRIL 2019- I'm in," he said.
Years after undertaking the brave journey, he's made commendable strides at the medical school.
"15th November 2023! I'm done; I've bagged the MBChB. I read this tweet, and it took me right back into 2019: the anxiety, the stress, the internal chaos, the hmmmmm. Look at the work of God in my life, Dr Joshua Kamal," he updated his followers on X.
In an interview with YEN.com.gh, Kamal explained how he completed the six-year medical programme in four years.
"It's the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP), where people with a health-related background or a Science-based course, biological science, biology, chemistry, physician assistant, nursing, or physiotherapy, can study to become doctors in four years. Four universities in Ghana offer the programme in Ghana.
''It's the same six-year course compressed into four years. You're bombarded with a lot of materials for four years because they believe you're a graduate and should be able to finish within the period," he told YEN.com.gh.
Read his 2023 post below:
Peeps commend Joshua Kamal
YEN.com.gh captured some of the comments celebrating Joshua Kamal.
Congratulations Doc! This is Just the Beginning. More excellent you.
Amen. Thank you, Doc.
I wish I could muster your courage.
Congratulations. Someone, please school me, tho, though I thought med is 6 years?
There's a Graduate Entry Medical Program (GEMP), which is 4 years, but you can only enter with a first degree from any health-related program ( nursing, midwifery, medical lab).
Boys who wrote WASSCE exams in same SHS become doctors
Previously, YEN.com.gh reported that two friends who wrote their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) together in Ghana have become medical doctors.
The duo attended and studied the same course in a Ghanaian senior high school, where they wrote the West African Examinations Council's (WAEC) WASSCE before heading to the same university.
X user, formerly Twitter FestusLivingst1, disclosed that they both attended the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Lady named Overall Best Graduating Diploma in Midwifery student
Previously, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanaian Kate Agyakomah emerged as the overall best graduating student in the seventh cohort of the Diploma in Midwifery programme at the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
She won the title over her peers with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 at the university's graduation ceremony.
The Voice of UCC took to Twitter to accentuate the accomplishment of the hardworking lady.
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