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Medical Internship in Ghana
Medical Internship in Ghana

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Medical Internship in Ghana

Trip Highlights

  • Soak in the African vibes while living in Ghana and contribute towards the wellbeing of the people by working at a public hospital/clinic
  • Intern alongside the professionals and gain first-hand work experience
  • An opportunity to understand the healthcare scenario in a developing African country
  • Meet some like-minded travelers from different parts of the world and work for a common cause
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Overview

Overview

Being a part of a medical internship in Ghana, you'll get an incredible opportunity to work at public healthcare centers where the number of staff is inadequate compared to the number of patients. 

The government has been working hard for years to improve the primary healthcare services in Ghana, but the huge population of Ghana is posing a challenge. In rural areas, there are no modern healthcare facilities. People either tend to rely on traditional African medicine or travel far in order to get proper medical treatment. 

Your responsibilities would depend on your knowledge and expertise. Medical students will mostly be shadowing the professionals, assisting in daily tasks. You'll get to work in different departments, including general medicine to specialized departments such as the emergency department, dentistry and eye clinic, as well as the pediatric ward and the maternity clinic.


Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Interns must be 18 years or older at the time of joining the project. Participants should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Medical and Physiotherapy interns must provide a clean criminal background check report, CV, Passport Copy as well as other documents and credentials pertaining to their qualifications prior to joining the program. Medical,Nursing or midwifery students, Pre medical students and students studying physiotherapy or occupational therapy can take part in the program.


Intern Roles & Responsibilities

Intern Roles & Responsibilities

As an intern for this program, your main tasks would be:

  • Interns will assist the local team in daily duties at the clinic.
  • Observe the local medical staff to understand the kind of problems that are prevalent in the Ghanaian health care scenario.
  • Medical students assist the local doctors and staff in doing basic tasks such as checking weight and temperature of the patients, cleaning wounds and also doing administrative tasks in the placement.

Intern Work Schedule

Intern Work Schedule

As a medical intern you will be working for 5-6 days a week and will have weekends off. Your place of internship would be close to your accommodation. Every project office has different working hours (5-6 days a week), which will be discussed with you right at the beginning of your mission.

During free time you can take part in excursions, beach visits and tours to nearby national parks! Usually there are always small groups together, so you can explore the country together with other volunteers.


Living

Living

Volunteering Solutions strives to provide best of the living and other arrangements to its volunteers. Like we keep saying, just pack your bags and arrive at your placement destination. From your airport pickup, stay, meals, weekend tours and other nitty gritties, VolSol manages everything for you.

Arrival & Orientation

You will meet our representative at Kotoka International Airport in Accra from where you'll be transferred to the Volunteer house. Later, you'll travel to the project site after the orientation program.

Your project site will always be close to your accommodation. Every project office has different working hours (5-6 days a week), which will be discussed with you right at the beginning of your program.

Accommodation 

You'll get to live in the volunteer house along with your fellow mates while working at the program. There are a total of 6 bedrooms in the volunteer house along with 4 toilets, 3 bathrooms, and a fully-equipped communal kitchen. There is also a big living room with a satellite TV. There's a cook to take care of the meals. There's a spacious porch for the volunteers to chill during their free time. The volunteer house is very close to Coco Beach, so you can make quick trips there. 

In case you intern at the Volta Region, you’ll be living with a host family and learn about the Ghanaian life very closely. This would also give you an opportunity to get to understand the culture, their societal problems etc. The host family accommodations are safe and you’ll surely end up having a ‘home away from home’ experience.

Meals

Volunteers are provided with 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) at the accommodation. Ghanaian cuisine consists primarily of starches, soups, beans, meat, and fish. The Starches consist mainly of rice and doughy balls made from mashed cassava, plantain or yams.  Famous Ghanaian dishes include Banku and Fufu. Participants are given a mix of local and western meals.

During your Free Time

There is also a lot to discover around the Student House as it is close by of the beautiful Coco Beach, In addition, after work you can do a relaxed stroll in a shopping mall not far away. Experience the vibrant Ghanaian Capital Accra in all its facets. 

On the weekends you can do a variety of trips to places such as Cape Coast, Kumasi, Canopy Walk and many more options to choose from.


Dates

Dates

2024

January

07

14

21

28

February

04

11

18

25

March

03

10

17

24

31

April

07

14

21

28

May

05

12

19

26

June

02

09

16

23

30

July

07

14

21

28

August

04

11

18

25

September

01

08

15

22

29

October

06

13

20

27

November

03

10

17

24

December

01

08

15

22

29

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Costs

Costs

4 Weeks £974
5 Weeks £1106
6 Weeks £1239
7 Weeks £1372
8 Weeks £1504
Extra Week £136

Please Note: -An application fee of £179 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment.

What are you Paying for?

  • Airport pick-up & Drop off at the airport
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
  • Support from long term experienced staff
  • Welcome meeting and Orientation 
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Accommodations
  • Donation to our ongoing work
  • Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner
  • Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost) 
    • Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)

What's NOT included?

  • Flights
  • Cost of the daily traveling to the project 
  • Public transport and extra transfers
  • Private expenses on site
  • Visa and vaccinations

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