Pre-University Medical Placements in Ghana | Global Medical Projects

Pre-University Medical Placements in Ghana

Our Pre-university medical work experience placements in Ghana are based in regional hospitals in Cape Coast and some smaller district hospitals. We deliberately choose regional hospitals in towns rather than small rural clinics so that you can gain experience in a broad range of departments during your time with us. Many of the hospitals have links with small rural clinics so if your time with us permits, we will also arrange for you to spend time on a rural outreach clinic, usually a rural inoculation programme.

When you arrive, you will meet your project supervisor who will chat to you about previous experience and any interests or medical fields that you would like to gain more experience in.

Your supervisor will then organise a programme for you to spend time in various departments. You will then spend time shadowing doctors and medical professionals in these departments, following them on ward visits and learning all you can. If your time with us permits it may be possible for you to arrange to spend time in a department that you are particularly interested in. Theatre, A & E and Paediatrics always the most popular departments.

You will be working in a hospital with similar departments to the hospitals you might have visited at home however, the biggest difference will be the medical conditions and treatments you will see.

Malaria will be by far the most common illness you will see, along with other tropical illness such as Typhoid and Hepatitis. As Ghana does not have the same levels of sanitation as we are fortunate to have you will also become experienced in the treatment of intestinal parasites and dysentery.

Medical care in Ghana is not free. Sadly you will also become accustomed to doctors making diagnoses without tools we take for granted such as x-rays because the patient simply can’t afford them. You will also see doctors powerless to treat some patients because they can’t afford to buy the medicines.

A medical programme in Ghana really is a great opportunity to gain experience you couldn’t have hoped for at home. You will see medical conditions and their treatment that you probably would only have read about during your studies and are rarely likely to see in your career.

Medical Outreach Programme

If your time with us in Ghana permits, we will also arrange for you to attend a medical outreach project. We often take teams of local medics and volunteers to rural village communities outside Cape Coast and to local orphanages and schools to help with health programmes.

Regular outreach projects include inoculation programmes or just health checks, with an opportunity for those in rural communities without access to primary care to come and visit medics for a check up or to discuss any medical problems that they might have.

Costs:

Cost in £

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
£995£1,095£1,195£1,345£1,495

Cost in Euros

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
1,350€1,495€1,495€1,795€1,995€

Cost in US $

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
$1,595$1,795$1,995$2,235$2,475

Cost in Auz $

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
Au$1,990Au$2,190Au$2,390Au$2,740Au$3,090

Cost in £

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
£150£595N/A£100

Cost in Euros

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
200€800€N/A135€

Cost in US $

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
$240$995N/A$160

Cost in Auz $

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
Au$300Au$1,190N/AAu$200

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