Top 7 Accredited Medical Schools in Ghana

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Written by Amenorhu Kwaku

Do you want to enroll in a medical school in Ghana? or do you want to know more about their entry requirements, admission procedure, departments, and their fees structure?.

We have gathered all the medical schools in Ghana and the necessary information to know before applying to them.

There are seven 7 medical schools in Ghana, Five (5) of them are public and the remaining two (2) are private.

Public Medical Schools In Ghana

There are five PUBLIC medical schools in Ghana:

The University of Ghana Medical School in Accra

The KNUST School of Medical Sciences in Kumasi

University for Development Studies School of Medicine in Tamale

University of Cape Coast School Of Medical Sciences

University of Health And Allied Sciences in Ho, Volta Region.

Private Medical Schools In Ghana

Accra College Of Medicine

Family Health Medical School

Basic Medical education lasts 6 years in all medical schools. Entry into these medical schools is highly competitive and it is usually based on successful completion of the Senior High School Examinations. The University of Ghana Medical School has however introduced a graduate entry medical program to admit students with mainly science-related degrees into a 4-year medical school program.

Students graduating from any of these medical schools get the MBChB degree and the title “Dr”. For the First 3 years Students are awarded BSc in the field of Medical science for University of Ghana medical school; and Human biology for KNUST and UDS medical schools. The University of Ghana Medical School and KNUST School of Medical Sciences in Kumasi use the Tradition medical education model whiles the University for Development Studies School of Medicine uses the Problem-based learning model.

Medical graduates are then registered provisionally with the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) of Ghana as House Officers (Interns). Upon completion of the mandatory 2-year housemanship, these medical doctors are permanently registered with the MDC and can practice as medical officers (General Practitioners) anywhere in the country. The horsemanship training is done only in hospitals accredited for such purposes by the Medical and Dental Council of Ghana

Following the permanent registration with the medical and dental council, doctors can specialize in any of the various fields that is organized by either the West African college of Physicians and Surgeons or the Ghana College of Physician and Surgeons.

Medical officers are also sometimes hired by the Ghana Health Service to work in the Districts/Rural areas as Primary Care Physicians.

How many medical schools are in Ghana?

There about 7 medical schools in Ghana.

How much does it cost to study medicine in Ghana?

Annual tuition fees at the University of Ghana

Medical school is Ghc7,000 from students from Ghana.

How long is a medical school in Ghana?

six-year. The University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS) is an accredited six-year medical program based on the British school system.

How do I become a doctor in Ghana?


Get a Four Year College Education. Studying in a college for four years is required to get into medical school.

Take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Get a Medical Degree.

Complete a Residency Program.

Get Licensure.

Get Authentified to Advance career.

How much does a medical doctor earn in Ghana?

A person working as a 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, the actual maximum salary is higher). This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology School of Medical Sciences is located in the garden city – Kumasi, one of Ghana’s largest cities. This university is often regarded as one of the biggest universities in Ghana and as such many expected much from it in every aspect.

About the author

Amenorhu Kwaku

Amenorhu kwaku is an author, internet marketer and entrepreneur. He is the founder of SuccessValley, a network community for students and aspiring entrepreneurs