In the past, medicine has been a field dominated by men with women acting as designated assistants. Men enjoyed a monopoly of the title of “Doctor” or “physician” while most women were relegated to being nurses. With strides in education and technology, women have been afforded the opportunity to pursue this discipline to the highest levels. In fact, today, it is reported that there are more women in the medicine practice than men.
Twin sisters Emefa and Emenyo Apaloo have recently made the news by graduating from medical school together in Ghana.
Emefa and Emenyo graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery respectively from the University of Ghana Medical School.
The sisters are products of Achimota School, having graduated in 2015 from their General Science programme. After passing with distinction in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, the sisters were offered admission to study their respective courses in the University of Ghana.
The news of their graduation was shared on Achimota School’s social media pages, prompting showers of congratulations and well wishes from friends, past colleagues and class mates.
The post, which now has thousands of interactions has seen well wishers, family and friends congratulate the twins on their achievement. They are a shining example for other girls and women to emulate in their academic pursuits and deserve to be celebrated.