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Korle Bu Hospital

University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry (UGSMD)

Accra, Ghana

Surgery, ObGyn, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

Established in 1962, UGSMD, was the first medical school in Ghana. The Ministry of Health, in 1998, initiated the establishment of a School of Allied Health Sciences to train graduate allied health Professionals. Programs for this school include physiotherapy, medical laboratory science and radiography. The Academic Board and the University Council approved this proposal in 1999. In the year 2001, this School came into being. An earlier Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology also sponsored by the Ministry of Health in 1994 was phased out, with the birth of the School of Allied Health Sciences. The idea of creating a College of Medicine was mooted in 1994. Planning for the College took five (5) years. In 1997, the Academic Board of the University endorsed proposals from the UGMS to bring together Medical School, the School of Public Health, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, the School of Allied Health Services and a School of Nursing as a College of Medical Sciences. On December 11, 1999, the University Council gave assent to the establishment of the College but changed the name to College of Health Sciences. The partnership between UGSMD and Yale School of Medicine began in 2015.

Students wishing to do an elective in Ghana have the option to do a 4 or 6 week rotation in one of the following areas: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, ObGyn, Surgery and Anesthesia.



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  • Ben Steren
  • Amy Thomas

2021 and 2020

Site Closed due to Covid-19 Pandemic


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