WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$342 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Medicine & Dentistry
Campus:Korle-Bu Campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) degree commonly referred to as the ‘medical degree’ trains physicians and surgeons to diagnose illnesses and prescribe and administer treatment for people suffering from injury or disease. Physicians examine patients, obtain medical histories, and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests and offer treatment and management of diseases. They counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare. Surgeons specialise in the treatment of injury, disease, and deformity through operations.

Using a variety of instruments, a surgeon corrects physical deformities, repairs bone and tissue after injuries, or performs preventive surgeries on patients with debilitating diseases or disorders. Although a large number perform general surgery, many surgeons choose to specialise in a specific area such as: orthopedic surgery (treatment of the musculoskeletal system); neurological surgery (treatment of the brain and nervous system), cardiovascular surgery, otolaryngology (treatment of the ear, nose, and throat) and plastic or reconstructive surgery.

Within the last two decades, medical practice has changed significantly and may continue to evolve in response to technology, cost and roles and expertise. In the past, without access to modern diagnostic tools, doctors had to be trained to rely mainly on their clinical skills to diagnose diseases but with advances in medical technology, many doctors now depend more on new gadgets for diagnosis.

There is also a shift from general practice to specialisation. For instance, in Internal Medicine alone, there is a global shift from training general physicians who handle a wide variety of diseases to physicians who specialise only on certain parts of the human anatomy such as cardiologists, gastroenterologists, renal physicians, dermatologists, neurologists, and endocrinologists.

Another trend is the rising cost of drugs which forms a substantial part of medical treatment. For this reason, patients with limited financial means or without insurance will find it difficult to access quality healthcare. The roles of doctors are also expanding. Aside their primary roles as healers, doctors are taking on additional responsibilities as administrators, business executives, lawyers, bookkeepers and store-keepers.

Dental Surgery as a discipline and a profession is rapidly evolving. The increasing number of patients seeking specialised care and advances in technology are responsible for this trend. The materials and technologies currently available to dental surgeons to perform high quality clinical care are unprecedented in the history of the profession.

In recent times, there have been a wider variety of affordable dental implants resulting in Orthodontic procedures that are becoming more affordable and more aesthetically pleasing. Dental treatment is also becoming more convenient, faster and comfortable; particularly for children.


• At the end of the training the student must be able to demonstrate knowledge and under-standing of the Basic, ParaClinical, Clinical, Behavioural and Social Sciences including Public Health relevant to the practice of medicine.

The student should be able to:
• Maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and medical ethics
• Demonstrate respect for, and the responsibility for, preserving human life from the time of conception and the need for human beings to live and be treated with dignity and humanity
• Accept and demonstrate the importance of team work in health delivery.
The students must be able to demonstrate appropriate:
• Communication skills. • Clinical Skills.
• Promotive, preventive, rehabilitative skills and be able to organise and carry out health programmes in collaboration with other members of the health team to improve health.
• Management skills, , Life Long Learning & Continuing Professional Development
• The student should be able to demonstrate the importance of research in the management of patients and the advancement of medical knowledge and cultivate lifelong learning habits.


Level 200 Semesters 3 & 4 and Level
300 Semesters 5 & 6: Refer SBAHS



First Clinical Year – Semesters 7 & 8

i. Semester 7
• Junior Clerkship in Community
• Medical Psychology*
• National Health Week
• Introduction to Nursing Skill l
• Introduction to Clinical Skills
• Coordinated Course I (Medicine
& Surgery, Community Health
with Inputs from other Clinical
Departments where necessary)
• Medical Ethics

Semester 8

• Coordinated Course II (Medicine,
Surgery, Community Health
with inputs from other clinical
Departments where necessary)
• Trauma

Second Clinical Year Semester 9 and

Semester 9

• Junior Clerkship in Obstetrics/
• Junior Clerkship in Child Health
• Junior Clerkship in Specialties
I (Psychiatry, Dermatology,
Ophthalmology, ENT & Forensic

Semester 10

• Senior Clerkship in Obstetrics/
• Senior Clerkship in Child Health
• Medical Electives

Third Clinical Year Semester 11 and 12

• Clinical Psychiatry (Block)
• Anaesthesia (Block Lectures)
• Senior Clerkship in Medicine &
• Senior Clerkship in Surgery
• Senior Clerkship in Community
• Specialties II (Anaesthesia,
Urology, Orthopaedics,

Admission Requirements

Short-listed applicants into programmes at the College of Health Sciences must pass an interview and/or entrance examination.

For Ghanaian Students:

Core:  Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry and any two from Physics, Biology and Elective Mathematics

For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics and a Science subject such as Agriculture, General Science or Health Science
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry and two from Physics, Biology and Further Mathematics

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Three (3) of the following ‘A’ Level Subjects:
Chemistry and two from Physics, Biology and Mathematics
Where the other two subjects are Biology and Mathematics, candidate must have a pass in GCE  ‘O’ Level Physics.
Candidate must also have passes in GCE ‘O’ level English Language and Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants must have at least Grade 5 in HL Chemistry and a HL grade and a SL grade in two of the following: Biology, Mathematics or Physics.
  • In addition, applicants must have at least grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics SL and at least grade C for the third science at the IGCSE or equivalent.

• In addition to the General University admissions requirements, applicants should possess the B.Sc (Med.Sci) degree from the University of Ghana.
• Applicants with the Bachelor’s degree in Basic Medical/ Biological Sciences, as well as those who may have completed part of the MB ChB (or its equivalent) in a recognised university, may be considered for admission on the recommendation of a special committee appointed by the Dean.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Our programmes are for individuals who wish to become qualified medical practitioners. A diverse range of careers are open to you as a medical graduate, varying from medical science, perhaps laboratory-based research, through public health and the development of health care strategies to clinical practice in the hospital and community.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $342
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,885

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