Universities Offering Medicine in Ghana

Its another admission season for Ghanaian applicants to get enrolled in any tertiary institution and university of their choice. A wide range of programmes is offered in Ghanaian Universities that applicants can choose from. In this article, we have listed down Universities that are offering Medicine in Ghana.

Medicine is one of the important programme worldwide. This is because we need medical doctors to take good care of our health and hence, it serves a great purpose. Applicants looking forward to studying Medicine in Ghana can get enrolled in any of the Universities below provided they have the qualifications.

In Ghana, seven (7) Universities offer the Medicine Programme. Among the seven (7), five are public Universities and two being private university. But all of the Universities are accredited by the National Accreditation Board.

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Below is the list of Universities offering Medicine in Ghana.

  • The University of Ghana Medical School, Accra

The School of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Ghana was established years ago and a merger of the former Premier Medical School (Clinical Programmes Only) and the former Premier Dental School in the country. The new school is thus a clinical school in contrast to the former which included Basic and Para Clinical Sciences. It offers three programmes, namely the Traditional Medical Programme, Graduate Entry Medical Program (GEMP) and the Dental Programme. Plans are far advanced to introduce a Graduate Entry Dental Programme (GED).

  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Medical School, Kumasi

Entry into the clinical programme started in 1980.  The Head of the Department was Prof. E.H.O. Parry.  The first batch to complete the final MB ChB passed out in 1982.  The academic staff who manned the Department of Medicine in its early years were Prof Parry, Prof. Sir J.W. Acheampong, Prof. T.C Ankrah, and Dr. J.G.A. Wood.

The medicine programme has two phases. Phase 1 is the first year clinical programme. This comprises a core course in Internal Medicine and clinical methods.  The core course offered to relate to a system of the body or topic of relevance.  Early clinical experience is provided in the form of attachments to various teams for teaching and learning clinical skills.

  • University for Development Studies School of Medicine, Tamale

The establishment of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in 1996 was in line with the University’s mandate and its method of teaching, researching and community work extension. The School’s programmes focus on human development through the training of a highly qualified and unique crop of health professionals who upon completion are able and willing to provide the needed health services in deprived communities, in particular, to improve the quality of life of the people.

  • University of Cape Coast Medical School

UCCSMS Provides you with the enabling environment that would nurture you to make a difference and be the best you can be wherever you find yourself. With our Community-Based Experience and Services and Problem Based Learning approach integrated into our curriculum, we produce excellent Medical Doctors that meet international standards.

  • University of Allied Health Sciences

UHAS is located in Ho, the Volta Region of Ghana. Founded in 2012, the School of Medicine is dedicated to training Medical Doctors and Physician Assistants who will be recognized for their excellence, integrity and innovation in the service and care they provide to their communities after graduation. The School of Medicine is young and made up of a dynamic team of lecturers and students. We are always learning and our goal is to train students who will become agents of change, innovation and development wherever they find themselves.

  • Family Health Medical School

This Medical School will be the prime centre for professional medical education and training in the advancement of human health. It will enrich our intellectual and technological environment to nurture exceptionally creative research and education. The school demonstrates leadership, teamwork, and collaboration. And also, acting with integrity and professionalism.

  • Accra College of Medicine

Accra College of Medicine is a private and independent Medical School located in Accra. ACM offers a research-oriented medical education that is focused on solving Ghana and Africa’s health problems. The school was founded in 2013 as a private and independent educational facility in Accra. Their mission is to provide world-class medical education that is relevant, research-oriented, tailored toward solving Ghana and Africa’s health problems, producing unique graduates who are committed to excellence and have “Heart Power.

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