MEDICAL ELECTIVE/INERNSHIP in Ghana
Program: Volunteer in Ghana
Project: Medical Volunteer in Ghana
Start dates: Ongoing
Departure and End Point: Accra, Ghana (Kotoka International Airport)
Language Need: Basic / None
Accommodation and meals: Hostfamily and Ghanaian food three times daily Activities: support a developing in the development of the Healthcare system in Ghana
Working hours: 25-35 hours per wee
RVO program offers immense level of hands-on experience & knowledge in various clinical specialties. The program encompasses anything from the clinical fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Clinical Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Critical care, General and Orthopedics Surgery to the specialties of E.N.T, Ophthalmology and Radiology.
The program is open to all pre-med students, nursing students, physician assistants and students already in the medical school. Much on the program the students will also be able to do the following:
medical school. Much on the program the students will also be able to do the following:
Attending ward rounds. Getting involved in bedside procedures under supervision i.e. phlebotomy, insertion of Intravenous cannullae, dressing and stitching of laceration, clerkship at casualty etc.
Assisting in theatre procedures like; Abscess drainage, Caesarian section, Appendectomy, Ganglion excision, Amputations, Laparatomies, Palmer abscess drainage, Manual Vacuum aspirations, Bilateral tubal ligation.
The student rotations and ward work are organized in a manner that most benefits the student in attaining practical experience and integrating knowledge and also in an approach that serves to benefit patient care.
Students are directed by the supervising doctors and consultants to enable them to draw an understanding of diverse aspects relating to the care of the patient e.g. relevant history taking in various body systems, physical examination, relevant laboratory investigations and their interpretation arriving at pertinent diagnoses and appropriate treatment measures.
Various procedures in the clinical medicine and pediatric rotations are viewed & carried out under supervision. The Premedical Study Program will prepare students for entry into medical, dental or any other health-related graduate programs.
The program provides guidance and much support for students wishing to pursue these professional programs in their future career.
Role of Intern
You will be expected to work alongside the nurses and the medical officers to attend to patients, give medicines and also help them relax.
The work is mostly depending on volunteers level of knowledge, experience and skill. Volunteers would be mainly involved in care of patients, replacing bandages, checking blood pressure, first aid treatment, assisting in the delivery of babies, weighing of babies.• Assist doctors and nurses in local hospitals
• Change bandage ,Deliveries
• Take blood pressure
• Educating people on basic prevention and first aid / healthcare education
A typical day of a volunteer in the Project
7 AM – 8 AM: Breakfast: Join nurses and doctors and Start Working in the hospital
9AM – 2 PM: Lunch break and Join nurses and doctors again working in Clinic
Evening: Free time: Volunteers can visit local pubs with their local host families or friends.
Medical Students/pre-medical students. Trained medical personnel and volunteers with the interest
Volunteer in Ghana: Project Locations and Free Time Options
All Our volunteer / Internship projects are located in and around cities.
Ghana is a land of cultural diversity and contrast. It has many cultural and unique tourist attraction centres to offer volunteers. Cape Coast is a true cultural and historical town, most tourist love travelling to this town because of the Elmina castle where slave trade begun, the Kakum Canopy walkway, the cape coast castle, and the ancient buildings.
Please you are to inform the country the RVO co-coordinator before travelling.