From early adversity to present success
Dr. Jermaine Bamfo is a 25 year old trainee medic/surgeon of Ghanaian heritage. He was brought up in East London, the son of an acclaimed Bishop and a Senior Staff Nurse. Originally thought to be a special needs child (because all he could speak and understand was Twi & Ga, no English!), Jermaine quickly proved otherwise, becoming a mainstay of the Gifted & Talented programme through primary and secondary school level, culminating in becoming a representative of Tower Hamlets Schools & visiting the Department of Education. Leaving secondary school with 15 GCSEs, which included 5 As and 5 A* grades, Jermaine begun to pursue success across the nation, claiming a First Class Bachelors in Anatomy & Human Biology at the University of Liverpool, before entering the fiercely-competitive Graduate-Entry Medicine scheme at Imperial College London, taking his position as one of only 50 successful entrants beating out more than 1000 applicants. In 2013, Jermaine became the first ever person of black African descent to successfully graduate from Imperial College London’s Graduate-Entry Medicine Scheme. He is currently thriving training as a qualified doctor in Northern Ireland.
Jermaine has engaged many youths over the past years by being a part of many mentoring and tutoring schemes, believing in the importance of building up Afro-Caribbean youths in a difficult world which always seems determined to see the worst in them. He is very passionate about charity and is currently engaging with the Liesel Angel Trust, the British Red Cross and the GUBA Foundation.
Jermaine is known by many for his talent for art, with his drawings claiming the attention of stars such as Meagan Good. He is a fervent churchgoer, and a die-hard supporter of Liverpool FC, and has an eye for photography & design, being the moderator and designer for many social media pages and promotions for a variety of pursuits. He is also the personal manager of the current Miss Ghana UK 2013, and is the creative hand behind all her social media and promotional work. However one area which Jermaine has always had passion for is his writing, and this young Black Star hopes that his addition to the writing team for the Me Firi Ghana Blog will prove to be the perfect platform on which he can amalgamate his love for both writing and his homeland of Red Gold and Green.
Dr Jermaine Bamfo Me Firi Ghana salutes you!
As mentioned Jermaine Bamfo is a resident blogger at Me Firi Ghana. Catch more posts from this inspiring young man right here on the Me Firi Ghana blog or you can follow him on twitter; @Dr_Jabz27