ELECTIVE GHANA OFFERS STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY:
- To obtain experience of tropical diseases in a practical setting. Visiting students get the opportunity to experience healthcare and medical practice in rural Ghana as well as semi-urban and urban Ghana. The programme is tailored to help students develop their own medical skills in solving health problems in the face of relatively limited resources.
- To improve the workplace communication skills of students in order to facilitate effective interactions between clinicians and patients with different backgrounds.
- To enhance the creativity and resourcefulness of students by equipping them with skills to work better with limited resources. Students will see a wide range of health conditions, some of which they might have only come across in text books. Students would be expected to actively participate in the management of these health conditions.
- To enable students explore and enjoy the proverbial Ghanaian hospitality and rich culture.
- Travel to villages and provide healthcare to those who otherwise would have no care. In addition, this opportunity allows the student to acquire experience in community health work and to experience a wide variety of friendly Ghanaian cultures.
- Have the autonomy to run their own community clinic (final year medical students only)
- Travel, sightsee, and meet locals in Small ”Ghanaian Communities” and other students from around the world.
- With our excellent and professional team, we aim at making elective vacations accessible and affordable to all students. Our outstanding team has the expertise, credentials, and experience to help you get to where you want to go.
STATISTICS – ELECTIVE PLACEMENTS COORDINATED SO FAR
With growing recognition in the international arena, we have grown to offer maximal benefit to elective students and volunteers. After 9 years experience of coordinating electives, Elective Ghana represents the face of rural medical electives.
We are affiliated to five major rural hospitals and Teaching Hospitals (with many more to come). We are poised to offering the best of elective experiences to students, doctors and volunteers.
|Country||Elective Students (From 2007 – 2014)|
|United Kingdom||800 Students|
|United States of America||58 Students|
|Czech Republic||5 Students|
|New Zealand||78 Students|
|Republic Of Ireland||89 Students|
|Northern Ireland||65 Students|