The Accra College of Medicine (ACM) which was co-founded in 2013 by Dr. Afua Adwo Jectey Hesse and her husband, Adukwei Hesse, as president and vice-president respectively is calling on students living outside Ghana to enroll in their world class institution.
Located on Magnolia Street in East Legon which is situate in Ghana’s capital city of Accra, ACM is renowned for its medical education that is thorough on research and resolving Africa’s health issues.
Its system is “built upon a distinctive health care environment, and a student-centered, collaborative learning experience, driven by the primary value of ‘Heart-Power’ – training students to prioritise the needs of the patient, community and country,” according to an ACM employee that TheAfricanDream.net interacted with.
The institution does this through collaborations with both public and private healthcare organisations to enhance medical education in Ghana.
ACM is affiliated with the University of Ghana, accredited by Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, and receives guidance from the University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Medical students at the school do their practicals at Ridge Hospital, Accra; Sunyani Regional Hospital; Koforidua Regional Hospital; C & J Center, Tema; Mount Olive Hospital, Techiman; and other reputable district hospitals and clinics throughout Ghana.
They graduate receiving an MBChB degree from the school.
“Our passion is to produce medical doctors who will see themselves as taking part in a crusade: the crusade against disease, poverty, ignorance, underdevelopment and mediocrity, making full use of innovative science and technology,” said Dr. Afua at the institution’s inaugural graduation ceremony in 2016.
“We aim to produce medical doctors who will look at the face of the diseases afflicting our people, and say: ‘this is unacceptable,’ and be moved with ‘heart power’ for their patients / clients and their families and communities to do something about it,” she added.
Dr. Afua is a paediatric surgeon and a medical educator with over 39 years of experience in UK and Ghana. She received a gold medal from the University of Ghana Medical School in 1976, and a distinction in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
She is the first female Paediatric Surgeon in Ghana, and the first woman to act as CEO for the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Prospective applicants in Ghana, Africa, the United States, and the Diaspora are advised to visit the University’s website and carefully read all relevant information, to explore the opportunities and possibilities of studying at one of Ghana’s prestigious educational institutions.
For undergraduate courses, SSSCE/WASSCE, ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level holder, IB/IGCSE holders and all other equivalencies can apply for ACM’s Undergraduate MBChB programme.
Graduates with first degree in a Science subject in addition to passing the SSSCE/WASSCE or its equivalence can also apply its graduate MBChB programme.
ACM also accepts applications from international students with IGCSE or GCE (Cambridge) ‘O’ levels certificates, GCE (Cambridge) ‘A’ Levels certificates, Bccalauréat (French), International Baccalaureate (IB), and certificates from American High Schools.
Click HERE to access the school’s tuition fees.
1. PRECLINICAL SCIENCE COURSES (compulsory)
- Applied Chemistry
- Applied Physics
- Human Biology
- Mathematics and Statistics in Medicine
- Creative and Critical thinking
- Learning methodology Scientific & Academic writing
- Communication Skills
- Medicine, Patients, and Society History of Western Medicine in Ghana
- Early development of the human cells, genes, and molecules
- Cardio-respiratory system
- Endocrinology & Reproduction
- Gastro-intestinal & Hepatobiliary system
- Genito-urinary system
- Skin & Locomotor system
- Brain and Mind
- Haematopoietic & Lymphatic System
- The Medical Entrepreneur
- Medical Ethics and Professionalism
2. CLINICAL SCIENCE COURSES
- Introduction to clinical practice
- General surgery
- Child health
- Women’s health
- General medicine
3. ELECTIVE COURSES (one from each category)
- Group I – The Medical Humanities: Singing, Musical instruments, Spirituality, Health, and Healing, Medicine & Literature Medicine, and Developmental Economics.
- Group II – Modern Languages: Spoken Medical French, spoken Ghanaian languages.
- Group III – Community Service: Each student is expected to choose a community to offer voluntary service in.