In Ghana, physician assistant (PA) refers to three distinct groups of healthcare professionals trained in the medical model to practice medicine and dentistry: PA–Medical, also known as medical assistants; PA–Dental, also known as community oral health officers; and PA–Anesthesia, also known as nurse anesthetists.
Physician Assistants Salary In Ghana varies from private companies to public companies but the minimum or starting salary is 1800 Ghana Cedis.
- Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery: $125,000 a year.
- Pathology: $119,000 a year.
- Pain Medicine: $115,000 a year.
- Dermatology: $115,000 a year.
- Emergency medicine: $115,000 a year.
- Neurosurgery: $115,000 a year.
- Psychiatry: $115,000 a year.
- Surgical subspecialties: $115,000 a year.
Is a physician assistant also a doctor?
How many years does it take to become a physician assistant in Ghana?
WHAT IS THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS IN GHANA?
An applicant must have Senior High School Certificate (SSSCE) aggregate 24 or West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) with aggregate 36 or better which should include credits in three core: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and three elective subjects in the following: Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
State Registered Nurses (SRN) and Registered Midwives will receive exemptions from the level 100 courses and be eligible for admission to level 200.
Physician Assistant and General Nursing Diploma as well as Bachelor degree holders in life sciences (Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Sports and Exercise Medicine, Psychology) will be considered for admission to level 300 of the program and will as such be able to complete the program in two years.
Mature applicants must be at least 25years at the time of admission and must possess either five credits as GCE O-Level including English language and Mathematics or WASSCE/SSCE with credits in three core subjects (English, Mathematics and Integrated Science) plus three elective subjects (Chemistry, Biology and Physics).
Foreign students may be considered for admission if they hold a qualification equivalent to those stated above, proved they are proficient in English, Equivalent qualifications include; A-levels, High School Diplomas.
Holders of Diploma Certificate in Community Medicine should be placed in the 3rd year after a top-up or pre-entry course, to be determined by the college.