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Dentistry Elective Placements in Ghana

Dentistry Elective Placements in Ghana

If you wish to do your Dentistry Elective in Ghana, you will have a choice of a large hospital in a city, or working in a more rural setting. You will shadow one of our supervisors who all speak English and are very experienced at working with western students. They will be keen to test out your dental knowledge, as well as giving you the benefit of their training and experience.

The hospitals where we work are experienced in working with students on their Dentistry Electives. You will find yourself coming into contact with conditions that you wouldn't normally see in Europe and North America. You will find treatment will differ from what you are used to. This experience will be challenging, but will also provide you a wealth of experience and be hugely rewarding. An elective placement overseas is an excellent base for learning and improving your dentistry skills and will help towards furthering your career in Dentistry.

You can work in one of the large busy city hospitals. In Accra our dental students work at the large Police hospital in the neighbourhood popularly known as Danquah Circle. The Central Regional Hospital in Cape Coast is another option for elective students. It is one of the most modern hospitals in Ghana. Dental students can also be based in one of six busy city hospitals in Kumasi serving between them over 1.5 million people.

If you prefer, you can be placed in a smaller town hospital. In Koforidua, anyone with skills in Dentistry can be based in the town’s large state run regional hospital. In the semi-rural Akuapem Hills, the hospital is much smaller. Here patients from a huge catchment area have often travelled many miles to reach the hospital with the facilities they need.

On your arrival at the hospital, your Projects Abroad coordinator, and the project supervisor, who will be a member of the hospital staff, will discuss your work schedule with you.

When undertaking your Dentistry Elective in Ghana, you will live with local host-families. There is plenty to do in whichever region of Ghana you are located and, as one of our most popular destinations; there will always be a large Projects Abroad volunteer community for you to get to get know and spend time with.

Please be aware that most universities have deadlines by which time your Elective application paperwork must be completed. If your university needs information on the hospital or clinic in which you will be placed, or requires forms to be signed by your project supervisor, we strongly advise completing our application form at least one month before this deadline. We can only provide this detailed information once you have applied and been accepted onto an Elective placement with us.


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