Medicine in Ghana for Teens
*Optional Escorted flight available on select dates from New York
Projects Abroad’s Medicine in Ghana program is a project geared toward those who have a passion for learning about the field of medicine and want to experience the vibrant West-African country of Ghana. You will get a taste of the medical world so you can ensure you are making the right choice before you embark on your studies and it will benefit any application to study medicine at university.
The project combines outreach work in local communities, camps, and schools with 1 day per week spent observing at a local hospital or clinic. Work in the hospital or clinic will be shadowing and observing doctors in various departments. During the outreach work and public health clinics you will be involved in more hands-on work, like dressing wounds, carrying out health checks, giving malaria tests, and making presentations on common health issues.
The project is based in the cities of Cape Coast and Winneba, which is in the Central Region of Ghana. While volunteering in Ghana you will live with one of our local host families. You will be able to immerse yourself in the real day-to-day lives of Ghanaians.
At the weekend we'll take you to visit either one of Ghana's stunning palm fringed beaches or the Kakum Rainforest Reserve near Cape Coast where you can hike through the jungle and experience the canopy walkway high in the trees. You will also have the opportunity to visit Cape Coast's old slave fort.
Ghana is our most popular destination. It’s an English-speaking West African country known for its friendly culture and warm weather all year round. There are modern areas in the larger towns with new buildings, but rural areas are very poor with no modern amenities. Local cuisine incorporates lots of chicken, goat, fish, rice, beans, and starchy staples as well as delicious fresh fruit.
This project is also available as a 4-week program on select dates. If you join the Medicine in Ghana project for 4 weeks you will be able to spend more time experiencing life in Ghana and learning how medicine is practiced in this stable, developing West African country.
This trip offers an escorted flight available on select dates from New York - JFK and Toronto - YYZ.