UDS Medical School Admission Requirements

By | August 13, 2020

University for Development Studies UDS Medical School Admission Requirements 2022/2023

UDS Medical School Admission Requirements – Check Below:
The School has the following departments and units:
Basic Sciences/Pre-clinical Departments:

  1. Department of Anatomy
  2. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
  3. Department of Clinical Microbiology
  4. Department of Health Professions Education and Innovative Learning
  5. Department of Pathology
  6. Department of Pharmacology
  7. Department of Physiology

Clinical Departments:

  1. Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
  2. Department of Community Health and Family Medicine
  3. Department of Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
  4. Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics
  5. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  6. Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
  7. Department of Radiology
  8. Department of Surgery

Units:

  1. Skills Unit (with a Coordinator)
  2. Laboratory Unit (with a Coordinator)
  3. COBES (with a Coordinator)

The School also has an Accounts Unit, headed by a Senior Accountant and an Internal Audit Unit, headed by a Senior Auditor.
A Dean heads the School and the Senior Assistant Registrar, the faculty officer, takes care of administrative matters. The Dean is assisted by a Vice-Dean. There is also a School’s Examinations Officer. Each department has a head and also an examination officer.
The School has a total of about 54 lecturers. Below are the bio sketches of the lecturers in the School, who will be happy and inclined to work with like-minded researchers around the world. Researchers are encouraged to contact them directly for any bilateral or multilateral relationships in research and anything concerning academic activities.
Admissions of students:
The medical programme at the UDS-SMHS is a 6-year programme run using the PBL methodology.
The following qualifications are accepted for entry:
Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations or West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE/WASSCE) with their equivalences such as:

  • GCE (Cambridge)-‘A’ levels
  • IGCSE (Cambridge)-‘A’ Levels
  • Any other external qualifications, which have equivalences to the SSSCE/WASSCE as determined by the National Accreditation Board.

Prospective students should have obtained passes in 6 subjects in the WASSCE/SSSCE examination. This is in line with basic entry requirements as per National Accreditation Board (NAB) into Tertiary institutions. Cut-off point will be year dependent. Candidates should have obtained credits or better in the core subjects: English, Mathematics, Integrated Science and any three elective subjects (Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Elective Mathematics) or the equivalent.
Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission under “A” Level of the G.C.E. or its equivalences in Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics) with a maximum aggregate of Nine (9). In addition, candidates must have at least credit passes (Grade 6 or better) in five (5) GCE Ordinary level subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics and General Science plus Additional Science or any two of the individual science subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
All applicants will be required to write and pass an aptitude examination/test and an interview before being offered admission.
At the interview, all applicants will be required to show the original and to present a photocopy of the following:

  • School Certificates
  • Examinations results slips
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport (for international students)

Applicants from Non-English speaking Countries should show evidence of English proficiency.
Successful candidates will be admitted to PBL 1 to begin their medical education.
At the end of the six years, successful candidates are awarded a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree by the University for Development Studies and are sworn in to start practicing medicine by the Medical and Dental Council of Ghana, the regulatory body for doctors and dentists.
Admission to the Master of Public Health Programme:
This academic year (2017/2020), the Department of Community Health and Family Planning of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences will admit the first batch of graduate students for a Master of Public Health (MPh) programme. Interviews have already been conducted for admissions to take place in September 2017. This is a 2-year, full-time, totally fee-paying programme.
Requirements for selection into the programme:
Applicants are expected to hold a good first Degree (Second Class Upper Division or better) from a recognized University to be eligible for selection. Candidates with a background in health related professions e.g. nursing, medicine, pharmacy, life sciences or applicants with the social sciences like psychology, sociology etc., who intend to make a career in any health related profession are encouraged to apply.
Selection is by an interview.
Admission to the Anaesthesia Programme:
This is an exclusively fee-paying programme. At the moment only nurses are admitted to the programme. It is a 2- or 3-year programme leading to the award of BSc degree in anaesthesia. Nurses with a diploma/SRN/GRN are admitted to level 200 and complete the programme in three years. Nurse anaesthetists with a diploma from a recognized institution and after a minimum of 2 years practice in a health facility are admitted to level 300 and complete the programme in 2 years. These anaesthetists are regulated by the Medical and Dental Council and are required to pass a licensure examination after obtaining the BSc degree in anaesthesia.
Admission is by an interview.
The student population for the 2016/2017 Academic year is about 850; made up of 783 medical students and 67 anaesthesia students.
Other Programmes in the pipeline:
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences hopes to introduce other programmes in the near future. These programmes will include:

  1. Dentistry – leading to the award of BDS degree.
  2. Pharmacy – leading to the award of PharmD degree.
  3. Physician Assistantship Programme – leading to the award of BSc (Physician Assistantship) degree.

Except for the Physician Assistantship Programme, which is a 4-year programme, the other two will last for 6 years.

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