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.”