Medical, Nurse Elective, Ghana, Healthcare Electives

Medical, Nursing, and Healthcare - Ghana

Our Medical, Nursing & Health elective placement in Ghana provides medical students and professionals with the opportunity to gather work-experience in two locations, one in the capital city of Accra and one in the heart of a rural coastal village.

In the major cities of Ghana, such as Accra, medical care is fairly good and accessible relative to other African nations.

However, once you leave the major cities, the standard drops considerably and there is a real shortage of trained medical professionals to work in these communities and provide basic healthcare services.

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. The doctor you will be shadowing will ensure that you are learning about every aspect of the hospital and medicine in Western Africa during your elective placement. 

If you are willing to be proactive in your role and put as much into your project and your work as you can this can be a truly life changing experience for both you and the patients you work with.

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.

Opportunities in midwifery, dentistry and other areas are also available. Please ask us for more information 



“I’m in university now, and we’re not guaranteed a job at the end. So I think if you’re up for the same job as someone that hasn’t done something like this, it puts you a step ahead, definitely.”

Read the full testimonial here Lora, Mental Health nurse, UEA 




✔︎ 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!

✔︎ 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 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 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.
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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