Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

Korle-Bu (the valley of the Korle lagoon) Hospital was established in 1923 and is the largest teaching hospital in Ghana; it became a teaching hospital in 1962. It is affiliated with the University of Ghana Medical School and now has seventeen separate clinical and diagnostic departments. The hospital occupies a large campus and is the main tertiary hospital in Southern Ghana. It is also home to three centres of excellence, which are in the specialties of cardiothoracic surgery, reconstructive surgery and radiotherapy and was the first hospital in Ghana to carry out a kidney transplant.

Korle-Bu is also the third largest hospital in Africa and has a reputation which extends to bordering nations. The Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre, the National Cardiothoracic Centre and the National Centre for Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine are among the departments that receive and treat patients from neighbouring countries such as Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Togo.

The departments incorporated into Korle-Bu Hospital include; Medicine; Child Health; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Pathology; Laboratories; Radiology; Anaesthesia; Surgery; Polyclinic; Accident Centre; and the Surgical/Medical Emergency departments.

Korle-Bu also provides sophisticated and scientific investigative procedures and specialisation in various fields such as Neuro-surgery, Dentistry, Eye, ENT, Renal, Orthopaedics, Oncology, Dermatology, Cardiothoracic, Radiotherapy, Radiodiagnosis, Paediatric Surgery and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit.

Elective Ghana is happy to arrange your elective for you and to make sure you get the best from this elective.

Elective Ghana is able to arrange electives for students to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and also in other district hospitals throughout Ghana. 

For all application to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, we will need the following documents to begin the application process.

  • You need to write an application letter address (Title: To Whom It May Concern) on why you want to do an elective at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

Documents you need to attach are:

  1. CV
  2. Passport photo size of you
  3. A letter from your medical school (Dean) attesting that you are medical student in good standing.

We will get to send you the application form once we get your first email and short information about elective in Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Once you get the application form attached to your email  kindly fill it  and return with all documents to us and we will start work on your application for your confirmation letter asap! We look forward to hearing from you soon. It takes a little more time for confirmation to be ready because your application has to go through the medical school before going to  the departments so we encourage you try and send as the documents as soon as practicable so you can have ample time to prepare for Ghana. 

When you are confirmed, we will also arrange a suitable accommodation THE ELECTIVE GHANA HOUSE, a walking distance from the hospital for you.

Also we will welcome you and pick you up from the airport and drop you off after your elective at the airport. We at Elective Ghana will go a long way to ensure you enjoy your elective in Ghana.

Once you are confirmed by the department, if you should cancel your elective you will pay $30 for the service charge.

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Please note: Elective Ghana service and agency charge is 180$.

This include the arrangement of your placements as well as other services offered like pick up at the airport which are aimed at giving applicants a smooth transition from their usual home environment to the African setting. It also includes a fast-track introduction to the transport systems, little city tour. We have noticed over the years that these little things enable applicants settle well and help them get accustom to the African culture, people, food and thus gives a better understanding of the country and its people. 

Registration fee at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital: $200

Current mentorship fee for elective at Korle Hospital: $ 90 per week. 

Accommodation fee: $250 or $308 for 4 weeks elective. 

Let us know if you need some more details and we will be glad to supply you asap. 

All fees including the Elective Ghana service fees are payable when you receive the confirmation letter upon arrival in Ghana.

Important notice for all students:

Elective students don’t receive stipends at the hospital and rather pay a registration fee and internship fee which varies for different hospitals.

Electives students are not provided with food in the hospital so they are expected to solicit for their own funds for example from a scholarship program

Elective Ghana Ltd does not provide insurance for students so each individual student is expected to have their own travel and medical insurance.

All students are expected to disclose to Elective Ghana Ltd if they have any peculiar medical condition that may require special attention like uncontrolled seizure disorder, acute or episodic psychiatric condition etc.

We treat all such information as strictly confidential and won’t discriminate against any such persons.

Korle Bu Teaching Hospital