Jeffery Anertey Abbey, a young Ghanaian gentleman has made a great name for himself after graduating from the University of Ghana Medical School as a valedictorian.
Jeffery Anertey Abbey now a doctor has been celebrated by many for being named 2022 valedictorian of the prestigious University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS).
Jeffery Anertey Abbey is an old student of Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon and was born and bred in Cantonment in Accra where he had his basic education.
Sharing his story, Jeffery said, ”I grew up with my parents in cantonments and attended Christ The King International school.”
According to Jeffrey, he appreciated nature presentations and, fortunately, scientific courses in elementary school, which sparked his interest in that discipline.
“I always loved science, from the things thought in the classroom, to the nature shows I used to watch as a kid. Also, my dad is a Biochemist so maybe that influenced me”
What Jeffrey said about Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School
After acquiring the perfect balance of quality academics and spiritual life from in SHS, Jeffrey disclosed that he knew he was set for the world out there.
“Presec is an excellent school, their reputation precedes them. There is a serious culture of learning and prayer which definitely moulded me.”
Jeffrey choice for KNUST and why he did chose the UG Medical School
“I applied to KNUST but I chose pharmacy there and medicine at UGMS hence it was a decision between the two programs and at that time I liked biology more than chemistry hence upon consulting some family members and praying about it, I went with medicine” – Jeffrey said
“I already expected Medicine to be difficult, as everyone knows it’s not easy at all. Even still nothing could have prepared me for it; voluminous materials, sleepless nights, and all the other responsibilities of a student. It was physically and psychologically draining.” – He added.
Specializing in the near future
Jeffery Anertey Abbey when asked about his future specialization, revealed that he loves to work in the medical field and that he has his eyes on Anaesthesia, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology as his areas of specialization.
Medical specialization is very broad, I am honestly still not sure which field I want to be in. I am still too young in the profession to know for sure. I do however have my top three fields listed. In no particular order; Anaesthesia, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology