Ghana

Partner Institution: Kumasi Maternal and Child Health Hospital (MCHH)

University of Chicago Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sola Olopade

Project Site Faculty/Personnel: Dr. Annie Opoku

Eligible Participants:  Open to medical students, residents, graduate students, and other medical personnel throughout the year.

Language: English is the official language of Ghana.

Project Description: MCHH serves a target population of approximately 234,000, with an expected growth rate of 3.4% annually, and is publicly funded by Ghana’s national health system. MCHH sees approximately 9,360 deliveries per year and serves as the pediatric health care facility for 46,800 children between the ages of 0-59 months. The main medical staff at the clinic includes four medical officers, five physician assistants, 61 nurses and 85 paramedics. Through this affiliation, University of Chicago medical students interested in applying global health policies to problems that occur in rural Ghanaian communities will have the opportunity to work with experts in the field. Similarly, medical personnel at MCHH may gain exposure to health care infrastructure in the United States and participate in medical rotations and research while visiting University of Chicago Medicine.

 

Partner Institution: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

University of Chicago Faculty Sponsor: Drs. Sola and Funmi Olopade

Project Site Faculty/Personnel: 

Eligible Participants: Open to advanced undergraduates, medical students and residents contingent on site availability.

Language: The official language of Ghana is English. 

Project description: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), located in Kuamsi, Ghana, is the second largest hospital in Ghana and  the only tertiary health institution in the Ashanti Region. The Hospital was established in 1955 as the Kumasi Central Hospital; it was later named Komfo Anokye Hospital and converted into a Teaching hospital in 1975. It is affiliated to the medical school of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and West African College of Physicians and Surgeons (WACPS). The hospital is accredited for postgraduate training by the West African College of Surgeons, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophtamology and Radiology. The hospital currently has approximately 1095 beds. The vision of the hospital is to become a centre of excellence in the provision of specialist healthcare services. A limited number of Student and Resident/Fellow exchanges will take place on an annual basis. Students and Residents/Fellows participating in the exchange program will be selected by their home university on their academic merit.  Acceptance into clinical electives that are available to foreign students are determined by the criteria and policies of the host university, and include, without limitation, compliance with immunization requirements for foreign students and any necessary licensure. Students and Residents/Fellows applying for clinical electives, observation and experience at either KATH or UCM must complete the appropriate application for visiting medical students and residents. 

 

Partner Institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

University of Chicago Faculty Sponsor: Drs. Sola and Funmi Olopade

Project Site Faculty/Personnel: 

Eligible Participants: Open to advanced undergraduates, medical students and residents contingent on site availability.

Language: The official language of Ghana is English. 

Project description: A limited number of Student and Resident/Fellow exchanges will take place on an annual basis. Students and Residents/Fellows participating in the exchange program will be selected by their home university on their academic merit.  Acceptance into clinical electives that are available to foreign students are determined by the criteria and policies of the host university, and include, without limitation, compliance with immunization requirements for foreign students and any necessary licensure. Students and Residents/Fellows applying for clinical electives, observation and experience at either KNUST or UCM must complete the appropriate application for visiting medical students and residents.