Hardworking Ghanaian Man Becomes First Medical Doctor In His Family, Bags Masters Degree

An African Man from Ghana identified with the name Kwadwo “Kojo” Sarpong has graduated with a medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, making history as the first doctor in his family after earning his degree from the prestigious university.


From all indications, the young man success story is of Determination and resilience because of how he started.

Yes, Sarpong firstly immigrated from Ghana to start his life in the US as a janitor.

Going down the memory lane of 2010, The now medical Doctor was working at what is now the Northside Hospital Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where he cleaned rooms and made beds before he then began to consider a career in medicine.


Sharing his ambitions with some persons, most of them look down on him considering of state of livelihood, but that that didn’t discourage Sarpong from his dream. By this time he was 21 years.

Sarpong who was determined to change his life, start making advance towards his self development by asking the hospital’s physicians about their jobs.

Sarpong recalls that a thoracic surgeon asked him about his educational goals and invited him to observe the medical staff at work.


However, fast forward to today, he has achieved beyond his imagination and of recen, he has graduated with an MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.

In his post on Twitter, he expressed;

”This is the face of the FIRST doctor in my family! My parents’ education ended early in middle school but they sacrificed everything to get me to this point! ”My father worked multiple menial jobs, while my mom did housekeeping. She is 70 and still works as a janitor at Inova Hospital,”

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