University of Ghana Medical School Curriculum

University of Ghana Medical School Curriculum

SMD Elective Programmes

A. Regular Electives

  1. Electives are usually available in any of the following departments of interest to the applicants: Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Anaesthesia, Haematology, Paediatrics,  Surgery, Radiology, Psychiatry, Community Health, Family Medicine and Dentistry for a period of 4-8weeks only.  (Microbiology, Chemical Pathology, Haematology and Pathology slots are also available in our sister School)
  2. Visiting students should have completed at least one year of clinical study in their own medical school and should have sufficient command of the English Language to enable them to understand verbal and written instructions.
  3. The success of  a student’s application will depend, on whether the Heads of relevant departments are able to accept applicants bearing in mind available(running) student rotations.
  4.  Application forms may be downloaded for completion and forwarded to
  5. Applications must be  accompanied by a recommendation from applicant’s  Dean for further processing of the application
  6.  Registration and mentorship fees are charged for the regular elective programmes, which form part of the requirements for acceptance of the applicant.
  7. A non-refundable administrative/registration fee of US$200 is charged while the mentorship fee is $90/week of study. Students are required by University Policy to make full payment of their fees in US Dollars
  8. Fees are  payable by a successful applicant upon arrival in the School at the Cash Office at the School’s Administration Block.
  9. Limited accommodation is available (paired rooms) at the International Students Hostel (ISH).
  10. The current charge of accommodation is US$11.00 per day per student.  Meals are available at  canteens and restaurants on campus.
  11. Malpractice/liability insurance: 
    You will not be covered for malpractice insurance by the University of Ghana Medical School.  You need your own personal medical insurance.

NOTE: This takes effect 1st January.

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