The University of Ghana (UG) has initiated a collaborative Medical and Students Exchange Programme with the University of the West Indies in Barbados.
The Transnational Programme for Medicine initiative, spanning six years, aims to foster collaboration, cultural understanding, and prepare graduates for diverse healthcare environments.
Medical students from the programme would have the opportunity to complete their first three years of medical studies at the University of the West Indies.
In an interview with Citi News, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, highlighted the positive impact on students and faculty, emphasizing the programme’s innovative contribution to developing human resources capable of enhancing healthcare delivery not only in Ghana but globally.
“On Wednesday, we signed an MoU that provides opportunities for student exchange. So, for our students who are pursuing their programs full time here, there will be an opportunity for exchange to spend some time at the University of the West Indies, particularly when it comes to their electives.”
“We are also looking forward to having some faculty exchanges, capitalizing on the strengths of the two universities to provide very strong training for our students. You know, whenever two institutions come together with their respective strengths, the end product is usually well done. The students will also have the opportunity to be trained in two different cultures, putting them in a position to deliver healthcare to varied clients,” Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo stated.