• Ghana
    • Kumasi
    • Cape Coast
4 to 5 weeks

Program Details

Academic Year Fall J-Term Maymester Spring Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Host Family
Weekly Hours
Age Min.
Age Max
  • Current medical and nursing students must provide a letter from their school advisor confirming enrollment status
  • Must provide proof of qualifications or relevant experience in the medical and healthcare industry


Starting Price
Price Details
Airport pick-up from Accra International Airport & transfer of volunteers or interns to project site
* Local meals two times a day
* Introduction to host family and program
* Accommodation
* Placement and supervision in program
* 24/7 Hotline for support
* In-country introduction/orientation
* Regular Culture/Recreational Activities (Personal spending not included)
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals SIM cards
What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Some Accommodation Some Activities Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
Jul 10, 2018
Jun 29, 2020
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About Program

OGVO Medical Internships offer motivated nursing, pre-med and medical students the chance to experience on the job training and gain valuable insight into daily operations of healthcare services in a developing country.
Interns joining the Medical internship program get the opportunity to work at local government & private Ghanaian Hospitals and medical clinics. Interns receive hands-on clinical experience as well as the opportunity to observe & experience the healthcare system in Ghana.
Medical internships in Ghana are perfect for medical students and undergraduates interested in gaining valuable medical experience. Internships are available in a selection of medical fields including A&E, pediatrics, maternity, mental health and surgery, and a variety of other fields.
If you have the motivation & desire to learn more about healthcare in a developing country, gain more experience, or just hope to help those less fortunate, then an OGVO Medical Internship is for you!

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Program Highlights

  • Learn skills and techniques from seasoned doctors and nurses.
  • Earn international volunteering experience by assisting doctors and nurses in treating patients in Ghana.
  • Get the opportunity to explore different medical specializations, from pediatrics and maternity to mental health and surgery.
  • Spend a few weeks in Ghana and immerse in its rich culture and history.
  • Add to your CV or resume with this great experience

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Yes, I recommend this program

One of the Best Decisions of My Life

This placement was one of the best decision I have made so far.

I was introduced to the Administrator of the Hospital, the Deputy Head of the Biomedical Scientists Department, the Laboratory manager, other Biomedical Scientists and the trainee staff in the department. They took me through the departments in the hospital as an induction. I was given brief overview of the various tests and procedures that are undertaken in their lab and assured that by the end of the placement I will be able to undertake these tests and procedures by myself.

The placement organisation took me and other student from other parts of Europe on mini adventure and history visits in our first few weekends such as the Manhyia palace in Kumasi, Lake Bosomtwe in the outskirt of Kumasi, Kakum National Park and The Cape Coast Castle. These trips were amazing and helped us learn more about the culture and history of Ghana.

I have learned so much more about Ghana, myself and working in a Hospital over the 9 months I stayed in Ghana and I would gladly do it all over again.

I would like to personally thank Mr Frank and his family and all the staff I encountered whilst having my placement at Tafo Government Hospital in Kumasi. Everyone made it a pleasant experience for me and would 100% recommend this opportunity to other student all over the world when they are looking for somewhere in Africa to have an experience.

What would you improve about this program?
The program was great for me as it highlighted all the expectations I had before embarking on the journey. All I can say is they should continue with the good work they offer for their students.
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