- Dr Shadrach Dare, a young Ghanaian man, has recounted his journey to becoming both a doctor and a nurse
- According to him, it all started with a dilemma he faced in 2007 when he was granted admission to two tertiary institutions
- In an interesting turn of events, he pursued nursing at UCC & later got a doctorate degree in public health upon winning a Commonwealth Scholarship
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Shadrach Dare, a gentleman who was born and bred in Ghana, has revealed that he became both a doctor and a nurse in an interesting turn of events. In a post sighted by Briefly.co.za on his personal Facebook handle, Shadrach indicated that his journey to becoming both started with confusion back in 2007.
According to Dr Dare, he got admission to both the University of Ghana (UG) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in 2007 when he became unsure which way to turn. UG offered Shadrach Biological Sciences which could have led him into medicine depending on his performance after the first year whilst UCC gave him nursing. He said:
"So I 'settled' for ursing at UCC. But in nursing school I made a resolution: to be the best nurse possible."
Subsequently, Shadrach graduated top of his class and won a Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue a Master of Public Health at Glasgow after his national service.
Right after the Master's degree, the young man, who graduated top of his class yet again, won another Commonwealth Scholarship for a PhD Public Health and graduated at the age of 28.
"Today I am a nurse and a doctor of public health. I did not have to choose to be a nurse or doctor. I became both," he adds.
In other news about successful medical professionals, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a young doctor who gushed over mentor who helped her achieve her success. Thandiwe Sithole recently took to her Facebook page to post a heartwarming and lengthy appreciation post to the man who has helped shaped her into the successful young woman she can say she is.
She begins her post by explaining how she had lost hope in becoming an engineer after she failed a module at the Tswane University of Technology. Soon, however, everything changed when she met a professor who became her mentor.
She goes on to share how she and Professor Cele from the Tshwane University of Technology would celebrate every time she excelled in her exams. He even bought her an expensive pen set as a good luck gift. Thereafter he pushed Thandiwe to get her BTech, Masters and PhD.
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