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KNUST School of Medical Sciences

The KNUST School of Medical Sciences is part of the College of Health Sciences.

The School of Medical Sciences was established to train physicians, medical scientists, and medical laboratory technologists. Students enrolled in the program complete a three-year program and are awarded a BSc in Human Biology upon completion. The MBCHB is still running a 3-year program. At the moment, the School focuses on training physicians at the undergraduate level and medical scientists at the postgraduate level. The School is involved in the training of postgraduate doctors for professional membership and fellowship certification with the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and the West African Postgraduate Medical College

In 1975, the Department of Medicine was founded. Enrollment in the clinical program began in 1980.

To date, student enrollment has consistently increased. Short-term visits by expatriate specialists have increased the number of academic staff members.

The Medical School consist of the following:

  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Behavioural Sciences
  • Department of Child Health
  • Department of Clinical Microbiology
  • Department of Community Health
  • Department of EENT
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Molecular Medicine
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Surgery

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Undergraduate Requirement to Study Medicine at KNUST

All undergraduates must get at least aggregate Eight(8) or better. Those who did Science in Secondary School are the only ones eligible to apply for medicine. The following are the Requirement to Study Medicine at KNUST campus.

Interested candidates must obtain passes in three(3) Core subjects namely, Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science. For Elective Subjects, candidates must obtain passes in three(3) subjects which are, Chemistry or Biology or Physics or Elective Mathematics. All the above subjects must meet the overall admission requirement in order to be admitted.

Post Graduate Admission Requirements to Study Medicine at KNUST

Most Universities do not accept Post Graduate Admission because of the nature of the Programme. However, in order to be admitted into the post graduate Programme of Study, an applicant must:

  1. have a good first degree i.e second class in the sciences or any science-related course.
  2. have an evidence that shows his/her completion in National Service.
  3. pass a 3-hour written entrance examination conducted by the School of Medicine and Dentistry

International Students Admission Requirements to study Medicine at KNUST

For an applicant looking into gaining entry into a bachelor of medicine, entry requirements are: the applicant must have credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science, and Social Studies. while he/she gets credit passes in Chemistry and any two from physics, Biology, and elective mathematics.

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