- A Ghanaian lady, Erica Maame Abena Pomaa Ntiamoah Mensah, has achieved her childhood dream as she becomes a medical doctor
- Dr Mensah, aged 21, is probably the youngest doctor in Ghana’s recent history
- She completed her medical programme at the Accra College of Medicine
Erica Maame Abena Pomaa Ntiamoah Mensah has become probably the youngest doctor in Ghana’s recent history as she graduates from the Accra College of Medicine at 21.
Before her, Dr Vanessa Aseye Mensah-Kabu attained the same feat for her batch in 2015 after being inducted in Ghana at age 22. She completed Holy Child School in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana and subsequently graduated from DaLian Medical University in China.
Childhood dream As a child, Erica Mensah had always wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. She received her early education at the CPF Baby College at Achimota and continued to Mary Mother of Good Counsel School at West Airport, Accra.
In furtherance of her education, Erica Mensah completed junior high school at Ridge Church School in Accra and later received her senior high school education at Achimota School before gaining admittance and completing the Accra College of Medicine, a private and independent medical school. Parental guidance Dr Erica Mensah told the Assistant Editor of The Mirror, Hadiza Nuhhu-Billa Quansah, that she received a lot of guidance from her parents, particularly from her father, Dr Eric Ntiamoah Mensah. While admitting that the journey was involving, demanding, challenging, and at times rigorous, she said God’s grace kept her going.
”I was able to surmount all the challenges.” ”… In my final year, sleep was a scarce commodity for me, so I always tried to sneak into sleep for a few hours at the slightest opportunity …
I’m grateful to God, my parents, and the prayers of my grandmother for making this happen,” she said. With a bright future ahead, Dr Erica Mensah has a quest to positively impact the lives of the underprivileged, women, and children.