About UDS School of Medical Sciences

About UDS School of Medical Sciences

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) of the University for Development Studies (UDS) was established in 1996. The first intake of medical students included Prof Juventus B. Ziem, a clinical microbiologist and Dr Edmund Muonir Der, a pathologist, who are both with the School. In 1999 the first batch of SMHS medical students were sent to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital supposedly to start their clinical rotations since there were no adequate numbers of clinicians in the then Tamale Regional Hospital (TTH) to start the clinical training. The second batch of clinical students was sent to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for the same purpose.

In 2008, a decision was taken to start training the students in the clinical disciplines in TTH since many more specialists in the various clinical disciplines were then working in the hospital. The first batch of wholly trained Tamale SMHS-UDS medical students passed out in 2011 and since then we have not looked back. Up to date, we have trained a total of over 290 doctors who are engaged in serving mother Ghana in various capacities in hospitals, clinics, etc. across the length and breadth of Ghana.

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