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Electives in Ghana for Dental Students

Overview
  • Placement location: Accra
  • Role: To gain experience from local staff and add to your previous dentistry training
  • Requirements: You must be a student studying dentistry. If you are not a student, please go to our Dentistry in Ghana page
  • Types of Placement: Hospitals
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 2 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

Dentistry Student works on a child on an Elective in Ghana

If you wish to do your Dentistry Elective in Ghana, you will work in the Dentistry department of a hospital in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. You will shadow one of our supervisors who all speak English and are very experienced at working with students. They will be eager to test your dental knowledge and give you the benefit of their training and experience.

You must be a dental student to do an Elective placement. 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 and equipment 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 toward furthering your career in Dentistry.

Dental Student Electives in Ghana with Projects Abroad

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 interning in Ghana, you will live with local host-families. There will always be a large Projects Abroad volunteer community for you to get to get know and spend time with.

Dental Student Electives in Ghana are available for shorter periods than 4 weeks. While you will be able to gain valuable medical experience on a short-term trip, we recommend staying for a longer period to allow yourself more time to get to know the local medical system, see more of a variety of conditions and procedures, and develop stronger relationships with local medical staff.

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