“I am extremely grateful for the world-class Catholic education I have received at SJU, and I want that gift to continue just as much as I want to practice medicine.”
Eric Adjei-Danquah ’17 may be graduating, but he isn’t ready to stop learning, yet. A biology major with minors in health care ethics and behavioral neuroscience from South Philadelphia, Adjei-Danquah will be receiving his M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame through the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) ND. As part of the program, Eric will also be teaching biology at Cristo Rey High School in Atlanta while completing his graduate degree.
Ultimately, however, Adjei-Danquah is working toward a career in medicine. Learning how to teach through ACE ND will allow him to be a more communicative, grounded physician in the future.
“Dating back to the era of Hippocrates, the primary goal of doctors was to teach,” Adjei-Danquah says. “The best medical professionals today are the ones that are able to teach patients successfully about their own health.”
A dynamic learner with many interests, Adjei-Danquah is well prepared for the challenges of teaching and eventually attending medical school. While at SJU, he served as an orientation leader, resident assistant, Summer Scholar, research assistant in multiple labs, and a fellow in the Institute for Clinical Bioethics.