How To Become a Medical Doctor in Ghana


Guide To Become a Medical Doctor in Ghana

Choice of career to pursue after tertiary education poses great confusion to Ghanaian students. 

However, career choice should be based on one’s capabilities and passion. 

Do you want to become a medical doctor in Ghana? 

Here is a complete and easy-to-understand guide on becoming a medical doctor in Ghana. 

To become a professional  medical doctor in Ghana, you must complete a tertiary institution and pass all your courses. 

The Government of Ghana employ’s medical doctor on yearly basis. 

Qualification as a medical doctor can be obtained from a public university/college or a private institution with approved accreditation. 

How many years does it take to become a doctor in Ghana?

With the exception of The Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programmes, all first degree programmes of study are of four (4) years duration.

How much does a medical doctor earn in Ghana?

A person working in Doctor / Physician in Ghana typically earns around 11,900 GHS per month. Salaries range from 4,370 GHS (lowest average) to 20,100 GHS (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher). This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.

How much does it cost to study medicine in Ghana?

Annual tuition fees at the University of Cape Coast School of Medicine are $19,000for international students and Ghc14, 000 for local students.

How to obtain a license to practice medicine?

One must obtain a license before practising medicine. As a candidate, you need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Earn a degree from an accredited medical school either in Ghana or abroad.
  2. Complete a residency program and register with the Medical and Dental Council, Ghana.
  3. For foreign doctors, you are required to undertake an exam to be granted the license to practice medicine in Ghana.

Guide To Become a Medical Doctor in Ghana

How many medical schools are in Ghana?

One might wonder how many medical schools are in Ghana. There about 7 medical schools in the country. Some of the top medical schools in Ghana include University of Ghana medical school, Accra College of Medicine and The Kwame Nkrumah University of Sciences and Technology, School of Medicine.

Does UDS offer medicine?

Medicine (MBChB) programme

The UDS School of Medicine & Health Sciences will offer admission to qualified applicants who wish to enroll into the fee-paying medical programme (MBChB)for 2021/2022 Academic Year.

Does UCC offer medicine?

Applications are invited from suitably qualified First-Degree Holders for admission into the Graduate Entry Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) programme of the University of Cape Coast for the 2021/2022 academic year. The programme is a full-time programme and will begin in January, 2021.

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