UDS School of Medical Sciences Entry Requirements

UDS School of Medical Sciences Entry Requirements

Admissions of students:

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The medical programme at the UDS-SMHS is a 6-year programme run using the PBL methodology.

The following qualifications are accepted for entry:

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Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations or West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE/WASSCE) with their equivalences such as:

  • GCE (Cambridge)-‘A’ levels
  • IGCSE (Cambridge)-‘A’ Levels
  • Any other external qualifications, which have equivalences to the SSSCE/WASSCE as determined by the National Accreditation Board.

Prospective students should have obtained passes in 6 subjects in the WASSCE/SSSCE examination. This is in line with basic entry requirements as per National Accreditation Board (NAB) into Tertiary institutions. Cut-off point will be year dependent. Candidates should have obtained credits or better in the core subjects: English, Mathematics, Integrated Science and any three elective subjects (Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Elective Mathematics) or the equivalent.

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission under “A” Level of the G.C.E. or its equivalences in Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics) with a maximum aggregate of Nine (9). In addition, candidates must have at least credit passes (Grade 6 or better) in five (5) GCE Ordinary level subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics and General Science plus Additional Science or any two of the individual science subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

All applicants will be required to write and pass an aptitude examination/test and an interview before being offered admission.

At the interview, all applicants will be required to show the original and to present a photocopy of the following:

  • School Certificates
  • Examinations results slips
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport (for international students)

Applicants from Non-English speaking Countries should show evidence of English proficiency.

Successful candidates will be admitted to PBL 1 to begin their medical education.

At the end of the six years, successful candidates are awarded a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree by the University for Development Studies and are sworn in to start practicing medicine by the Medical and Dental Council of Ghana, the regulatory body for doctors and dentists.