All You Need To Know About The 7 Medical Schools in Ghana

The Accra College of Medicine

Fees: $12,500

The Accra College of Medicine (“ACM”) is a premier private and independent Medical College set up to provide cutting-edge medical education in Ghana. ACM provides world-class medical education that is research oriented and tailored towards solving Ghana and Africa’s health problems. The medical professionals are passionate about medicine, community oriented, use innovative means to solve problems. They aim to train medical practitioners who are professional and ethical, scientists, innovators and, educators with the commitment to lifelong learning and making a difference in the community. 

University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences

Fees: Fee-Paying Only - GH$ 14,000
International: USD 19,000
The University of Cape Coast started a medical school in 2007 and every potential medical student should give a thought. The good thing here is that the population here is less compared to the University of Ghana. Only 50 students are admitted per year.

Family Health Medical School

Fees: Local GH$ 40,000
International: USD 12,500 
The Family Health Institute started in a garage at 51 Guggisberg Street, Korle Bu, Korle Gonno, Mamprobi in 1997 as a diagnostic centre. It was later moved to Zoti road in a rented premises and now to its permanent location at Teshie, directly opposite the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre. It is strategically located and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with a cool breeze especially in the evening. 

Family Health Complex now comprises a Hospital, Nursing and Midwifery School and the newly established modern Medical School which has just started with admissions still in progress. The Family Health Medical School is the Premiere Private Medical School in Ghana with modern facilities and spacious laboratories and lecture halls.

Family Health Medical School, Ghana's premier private Medical School, offers a 6 (six) year Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine (MB ChB) programme.

The University of Ghana Medical School.

Fees: Fee-Paying - GH$ 7,000
Normal: GH$ 1,500
The University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS) is the graduate Medical School of Ghana’s largest and Premier Public University, University of Ghana. It is also the largest and the Premier Medical School currently located at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.The schools have churned out thousands of qualified doctors in the country whose service have been tremendously useful and indispensable in Ghana’s medical sector.

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology School of Medical Sciances, Kumasi

Fees: Fee-Paying - GH$ 12,000
Normal: GH$ 1,500
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is situated in Kumasi, a large town in the centre of Ghana. The medical school was established in 1975 and clinical teaching started at Komfo Anokye hospital in 1980. The first students graduated in 1982. It is the second public university established in the country as well as the second largest University in Ghana. The School has active undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that offer MPH and MSc degrees in health services planning and management, health education, and population and reproductive health.

University for Development Studies School of Medicine, Tamale

Normal: GH$ 2,500
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University for Development Studies adopts the problem-based student-centered and community-oriented approach to medical education. Besides the training of medical doctors the SMHS produces Allied Health Personnel in the fields of Radiology, Laboratory Technology, and physiotherapy etc. to meet the needs of the country’s Health Delivery Sector.

The University of Allied Health Sciences in Ho, Volta Region

The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) is one of the youngest public universities in Ghana. It is located at Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana. Its operation started in September 2012, when the first batch of 154 students were admitted. It is very promising and commendable when it comes to the provision of both human and material resources to ensure proper training of the students.