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Physiotherapy Elective Placements in Ghana

Physiotherapy Elective Placements in Ghana

Physiotherapist Elective Students can gain experience working in Ghanaian hospitals with Projects Abroad. By shadowing physiotherapy staff, you will learn how treatment is carried out in these facilities. You will be exposed to a wide variety of conditions and treatments which may differ from what you are used to. Certain cases may be at times very challenging to experience, but you will find it hugely rewarding.

When you first arrive at the hospital you will discuss your work schedule with the Projects Abroad co-ordinator and the placement supervisor who will be a member of the hospital staff. You will shadow one of our supervisors who all speak English and are experienced at working with western Physiotherapy students. They will be keen to test out your knowledge as well as give you the benefit of their training and experience.

Physiotherapy options in Ghana

A number of hospitals in Ghana welcome physiotherapy elective students. In Cape Coast, the Central Regional Hospital accepts physiotherapist volunteers. It is one of the most modern hospitals in Ghana, with a wide range of departments and a large amount of new equipment.

In Koforidua, the town’s regional hospital is a large state-run hospital that offers placements to anyone with skills, or an interest in Physiotherapy. The hospitals in the semi-rural Akuapem Hills are smaller. These smaller town hospitals feed a large catchment area and people have often travelled many miles to reach a hospital with the facilities they need.

During your elective placement 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 available to join you.

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.

If you have any questions please call us on 021 234 8002.

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