Summer/Fall Programs

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Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), in conjunction with the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS), offers a global health experience for students after their first year of medical school in Ghana’s capital city of Accra. This is largely a clinical observation opportunity and takes place for seven weeks from early June through July. Students will have the opportunity to rotate on the various services including medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and others, or remain on one or two services for the duration of the program if they prefer. Students will shadow experienced clinicians and will have a broad exposure to both tropical and chronic non-communicable diseases.

In addition, this program has limited opportunities to participate in research for those students wishing to principally pursue research opportunities for their summer.

There is no language requirement to participate in this program, but use of translators will be necessary at times while working in the hospital.  Housing is available within walking distance of the medical school for a fee.

Students wishing to do a summer program must be accepted for placement by applying directly to the University of Ghana Medical School, in addition to the TUSM Global Health application process. Contact for application document.

Faculty Lead:
Joyce Sackey, MD, FACP
Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Global Health
Tufts University School of Medicine