We connect Medical Students from all walks of life – different countries, diverse backgrounds, varied cultural value systems – through elective placements in hospitals in Ghana. Elective Ghana ensures that your elective experience is educational and fun as we are committed to rendering a stress free, convenient and, most importantly, very affordable service. Since we started in 2007, we have grown considerably as happy medical students return home raving about their experience with Elective Ghana and referring medical students to us. Now we partner with most universities (and still growing) in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Far East forming our own World Wide Web of young, exuberant doctors who are committed to serve.
Once students had gained adequate knowledge in diagnosis and tretment of common illnesses at the hospital they are sent to the rural areas.Learn More
Students have an opportunity in history taking, procedural skills, physical exams, clinical decisions concerning patient care.Learn More
The volunteers’ activity at the orphanages depends both on the needs of the individual orphanage, as well as the skills and interests.Learn More
We advise and also offer students an opportunity to travel around Ghana as part of the Elective Ghana program.Learn More
Let us know when you have booked your flights to Ghana. You will be picked up from Kotoka International Airport and dropped off.Learn More
The tour brings together students volunteering m various parts of the country and makes Its first stopover in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region.Learn More
Elective Ghana is a medical electives and volunteering organization that facilitates elective placements for medical students and volunteers to Ghana. Elective Ghana arranges hospital placements for premeds students, medical students, Nursing and Midwifery students, Public Health Research Students, Gap Breaks and General Volunteers etc. We have partnerships with most hospitals, orphanages and schools throughout Ghana, allowing us tailor the electives and volunteering programs to students’ interests.
Whether you want to see how medicine is practiced in rural district hospitals or teaching hospitals at the urban big cities like Accra, Kumasi and Tamale. We will help create an elective and volunteering program for you. We coordinate airport pick-ups, transport to your elective site, housing and arrange extra opportunities like weekend travels to Ghana Tourism sites. We have since 2007 provided over 1,800 unforgettable experiences to medicals students, premeds, volunteers, doctors, visitors and tourists from every continent coming to see and enjoy our beautiful country. For over 11 years we have worked with Teaching Hospitals, Districts hospitals, Community health centers and Orphanages in Ghana. Check our pages for more information about our programs. We are noted for swiftly securing hospital placements for premedical, medical students and volunteers who require our expert assistance in ensuring fast effective travelling to Ghana.
Elective Ghana is an excellent program; they offer an experience which cannot be marched. I have been in Asesewa Government Hospital for 4 weeks. I recommend this program to anybody looking for a structured well designed and educative program
Hi there travellers! I hope you are ready for an adventure? Have a fun time at Akim Oda Government Hospital. There are 5 wards at the hospital – maternity, labor, paediatrics, male and female. At the start of your placement you will get a timetable rotating around these. This isn’t strict, so feel free to go where you please if you want to try out something different. There are also a number of clinic happening on different days.
We are two sisters from the Medical School of Hannover and Medical School of Göttingen, Germany Placed at, Akim Oda Government Hospital. We traveled around Ghana thereafter and flew out on 25th Sept 2013. Recommendations: • Ward rounds with Dr Anderson • OPD with Dr Anderson (don’t hesitate to ask if you can try to consult) • Theatre (same thing – don’t be shy to ask for scrubbing in) • Labour ward – You can witness natural births • Various sub-departments of the hospital are interesting to visit for a day (dentist, ophthalmologist, physiotherapy..) • Ask if there is a current outreach program you can join – chance to help with patient check-ups out of town • The different clinics (Antenatal, Postnatal, Diabetic, Retrovirus) are also worth paying a visit • Lunch at the canteen was always a good choice for us – however, as a very good alternative you can get red red (beans and ripe plantain with palm oil) from a woman selling food just at the back of the hospital (ask anyone for her, people will know)
Akim Oda is a great base for some weekend travel….. Cape Coast, Elmina + Kakum National Park. West Coast Busua, Nzulezo + Beyin Beach Resort. Mole National Park! You can go and see Elephants!, Aburi Gardens. Volta Region- Tafi Atome Monkey sanctuary, Wli Falls, Tagi Aburige
We have been in Asesewa Government Hospital for 6 weeks. Make friends with the midwives if you want to deliver babies. Eunice and Gladys are the 2 “ IN CHARGE “ midwives – both excellent! OPD has been mentioned before – really good especially if you get your own translator and do your own consultations. Josehine + Ethel in the office are great. They like to hear about your weekend adventures and are really helpfull with ANY queries. We went to church with Josphine. Dr. Addai is fantastic teacher and really tries to get you involved. He is also equally relaxed about taking Fridays/ Mondays for travelling!
Welcome to Akim Oda Government Hospital! You made a good choice to come here, not only is the hospital great, but it is also a great base for travelling. You can buy almost everything you need from the market (near the Total garage/Barclays Bank)
There are several internet café’s (they are all very slow!) I mostly used one just past the crossroads by the hospital on your left. Hope this helps you! You will have a great time and don’t forget to write in this before you go.