Medical Electives, Nurse Electives, Gnana, Medical Elective

Medical, Nursing, and Healthcare - Ghana

Our Medical, Nursing & Health elective placement in Ghana provides medical students, nurses and professionals with the opportunity to gather work-experience in two locations.

You will spend half your placement/elective in a general hospital in the capital city of Accra and the other half at a health-clinic in the heart of a rural coastal village.

While at the hospital you will be shadowing a doctor in one of Accra’s biggest hospitals. Each week you will get to experience a different ward within the hospital dependent on your experience and interests.

During your time in the rural health clinic you will become a valuable member of the supporting staff and experience the challenges and differences between rural and city medical treatments and access.

Key Tasks and Observations

Hospital vs Rural Health Clinic


*It is important to note that the facilities and resources on this project are extremely limited and provide a different working environment to what most medical students have experienced before.



✔︎ Accommodation - You will stay in a shared, fully- equipped volunteer house

✔︎ Meals - You will eat and experience local Ghanian food.

✔︎ 30 + hours of interactive cross-cultural training and practice

✔︎ Certificate of Learning - proof this is not a holiday!

✔︎ 24/7 Support - we got you!

✔︎ Transportation - Airport drop off and collection. Plus all placement related transport (to and from partner NGOs)

✔︎ Experience of a lifetime - no exaggeration!

✔︎ Vocational Impact International Development donation
** From £55 per day **

This is a self-funded experience. Vocational Impact are a fundraising organisation and registered charity encouraging sustainable international development with all of our project partners. Therefore you will pay an all-inclusive fee, which will include a donation.

We encourage you to fundraise for your fee’s, flights and spending money and can advise you on methods and university bursaries available.

We have over 30 years joint fundraising experience and we see fundraising as an additional bonus skill for career development for each student.

We are the most affordable medical elective with built in support
Ghana is a beautiful place to explore, we recommend;

Cape Coast Castle
Kakum National Park
Mole National Park
Elmina Castle
Lake Volta

We can send you more information on what you can do around your placement. After all, you are travelling all that way, of course you want to explore everything Ghana has to offer.
✗ Flights

✗ Tourist Visa

✗ Travel Insurance

✗ Spending Money
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