Cyrus Buckman 

Mfantsipim School ’14 

BS Biochemistry, Earlham College ‘18 

MD Candidate, Stanford School of Medicine ’24

Our first alumni feature is on Cyrus Buckman. Cyrus completed Mfantsipim School in 2014 and secured a scholarship to Earlham College, a private liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana. At Earlham, he discovered his interests in health equity and international medicine and participated in health campaigns in Peru, providing free clinical services and vaccinations in rural areas. He was later elected as president of Earlham’s student government and received the Student Leadership Award for making positive contributions to campus experiences and inspiring leadership qualities in his peers. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry in 2018. 

After graduating Earlham, Cyrus worked as a Project Coordinator at Global Environment & Technology Foundation, where he helped to bring clean water and sanitation access, and improve the availability of medical supplies in many African communities. In March 2020, Cyrus was selected as the first Ghanaian into Stanford University’s prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship program. He will be an M.D. candidate at Stanford School of Medicine, beginning fall 2020.


Phi Beta Kappa

Earlham Aspiration Award

2018 Student Leadership Award 

Russell L. Malcolm Pre-Medical Award

Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Award

Charles Stubbs Award Endowment Fund


Leadership/Extracurricular Activities

President, Earlham Student Government 

Convener, Pan African Society at Earlham

Project Coordinator, Global Environment and Technology Foundation

Cyrus joined AFEX in 2013 as a second-year student and completed the AFEX Summer SAT program. We, at AFEX, are proud of Cyrus and wish him the best in this new exciting chapter of his life. 

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