Training Requirements

TRAINING REQUIREMENT

Residency Training

The basic requirement for entry into residency training for all residency training programmes  is a PASS in the Ghana College of Physicians & Surgeons Primary Examination or West Africa College of Physicians(Surgeons).

Applicants to the residency Programmes must have a recognized medical or dental qualification. The applicant should be fully registered and would have completed a period of houseman-ship training and one year district rotation as required by the Ministry of Health, Ghana. All Faculties expect that their residents would have rotated through the major specialties of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics before starting the residency training programme. Applicants will attend a selection interview. The admission process will be Faculty based, and the criteria used may differ from Faculty to Faculty.

Division of Physicians

Membership Requirement
All faculties in the Division of Physicians offer a two-tier system. After 2- 4 years of successful training (Depending on Faculty), a resident becomes eligible for Membership at the Ghana College of Physicians.

Fellowship requirement
The second tier of training also lasts 2-3 years and leads to the Fellowship. It includes continuing clinical training with a research component. The research could be developed into a dissertation or thesis for an academic degree. The clinical training for the Fellowship will be in sub-specialties (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Lab Medicine).

Division of Surgeons

The Fellowship programs of the Ghana College of Physicians & Surgeons (GCPS) require senior residents to write a dissertation as part of the requirements for the award of the Fellowship of the GCPS. The dissertation should be a detailed research by the senior residents, which is assessed towards the final evaluation for the award of the Fellowship qualification.

Dissertation Guidelines

Dissertation Guidelines The Fellowship programs of the Ghana College of Physicians & Surgeons (GCPS) require senior residents to write a dissertation as part of the requirements for the award of the Fellowship of the GCPS. The dissertation should be a detailed research by the senior residents, which is assessed towards the final evaluation for the award of the Fellowship qualification.