One-Year Clinical Rotation For Foreign Trained Medical Students

Introduction

 

Medical students who are studying medicine in some foreign institutions are required as part of their training to spend nine months to one year doing clinical internship/electives in Ghana to provide them with the requisite clinical experience necessary to ensure success in the final medical school examination. This will also help them to be able to take and pass the Pre-registration examination of the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) in order to be able to practice medicine confidently in Ghana. The Accra College of Medicine has therefore planned this course specifically for the purpose of providing such foreign trained students the clinical learning opportunity. It is hoped that such students on returning from their training abroad will return to ACM to complete the excellent clinical training experience to enable them pass, first-time, the MDC examination.

This programme is mainly taken by students who are in or going to their clinical years.

Preclinical Science Revision

It has been noticed that most of those who have difficulties in passing the MDC pre-registration examination have weak basic science, pharmacology and pathologic knowledge, which forms the basis of sound clinical diagnosis and management. To remedy this, students will spend 4-6 weeks in the Preclinical Science Revision, which will be followed by 8-11 months of courses in the clinical sciences.

The Preclinical Science Revision course consist of revision of the basic sciences, pharmacology and pathological sciences at the end of which students will be assessed. Those performing satisfactorily will then proceed to the clinical stages, whilst those who are not so strong will continue to receive remedial correction combining it with their clinicals. They should then be prepared to work in the evenings and at weekends.

Clinical Courses

These will cover the main disciplines of medicine:

  • Internal Medicine including Mental health and Family Medicine.
  • Surgery including its subspecialties
  • Women’s health (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
  • Child Health
  • Community Health (principles)

The clinical course will consist of seminars, tutorials and clinical rotations through the various wards and outpatient departments.

Programme
  • Students will be required to attend on-site orientation and training prior to beginning their clinical experiences/classes.
  • The 2020 session will run from September 2020 – August 2021.
  • All clinical rotations would be faculty lead.
  • Students will have the opportunity to interact socially and academically with faculty.
Eligibility
  • Applying students must be present transcripts from their University.
  • Applying students must present a testimonial from their current University.
  • Be currently enrolled in an MBChB programme.
  • Have good academic standing and health.
  • A brief personal statement commenting on your qualifications for the program and how you feel this program will help you achieve your professional goals.
  • Be proficient in English.

A letter of recommendation

Benefits

Students once enrolled, enjoy all the facilities and privileges of regular ACM students, including labeled white coats, use of the best library facilities and the best teaching hospital: The Greater Accra Regional Hospital and a faculty of high regard both locally and internationally.

The most important benefit that is offered is the best teaching and learning environment to enable students pass their exams and become excellent doctors who are able to practice anywhere in the world and with “heart power.”

Duration

This programme spans for a period of one (1) year.

Tuition/Fees

The tuition/fees are currently $5000 payable in Ghana Cedis at the prevailing exchange rate.

How To Apply

  1. Download a Form below.
  2. Fill the form electronically and send it to: celectives@acm.edu.gh 
  3. Upon receipt of your application, the administration will contact you.
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