A medical school is a tertiary educational institution, or part of such an institution, that teaches medicine, and awards a professional degree for physicians. Such medical degrees include the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, MBChB, MBBCh, BMBS), Master of Medicine (MM, MMed), Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). Many medical schools offer additional degrees, such as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), master’s degree (M.Sc.) or other post-secondary education.
Medical schools can also carry out medical research and operate teaching hospitals. Around the world, criteria, structure, teaching methodology, and nature of medical programs offered at medical schools vary considerably. Medical schools are often highly competitive, using standardized entrance examinations, as well as grade point averages and leadership roles, to narrow the selection criteria for candidates. In most countries, the study of medicine is completed as an undergraduate degree not requiring prerequisite undergraduate coursework.
ADMISSION INTO THE GRADUATE ENTRY BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MB ChB) PROGRAMME FOR THE 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR
Applications are invited from suitably qualified First-Degree Holders for admission into the Graduate Entry Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) programme of the University of Cape Coast for the 2020/2021 academic year. The programme is a full-time programme and will begin in January, 2021.
1. SALES CENTRES
Ghanaian applicants are to buy online application e-vouchers at a cost of Two Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GH ¢250.00) at the following sales points:
A. All Branches of Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), GCB Bank, Prudential Bank and Zenith Bank (Mode of Payment – CASH)
B. Cashier’s Office, University of Cape Coast (Mode of payment – CASH)
C. Ghana Post Offices at the Regional Capitals – (Mode of payment – POSTAL ORDER)
D. University of Cape Coast – Accra Office, Tesano – Accra (Mode of payment – CASH)
E. Kumasi Workers’ College, Kumasi (Mode of payment – CASH)
F. I-J Consult, Apostle Dr.Baidoo Avenue (Off Pentecost Convention Centre Road), Millennium City, Kasoa (Mode of payment – CASH)
G. All UCC College of Distance Education (CoDE) Study Centres (Mode of payment (GCB Bankers Draft in the name of The Registrar, University of Cape Coast)
International applicants and Ghanaian applicants abroad can make payment with VISA Card and have their PIN and Serial Numbers for the online application sent to their e-mail addresses.
The application fee for international applicants is One Hundred and Fifty US Dollars ($150. 00).
The deadline for the sale of application e-vouchers is Friday, 28thAugust, 2020.
2. ONLINE APPLICATIONS
Applicants should visit www.ucc.edu.gh then go to Admissions and click on Apply Now and then Click to Apply for Regular Programme. Please note that the Application Level to be selected is Undergraduate (Bachelor) and the Application Type should be Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM).
All applicants are required to provide the following information at the back of the large EMS envelope: (a) application reference number (b) full name (c) postal address.
3. BASIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
A. Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Degree in a science-related programme with a minimum of a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) obtained from a recognised tertiary institution.
B. Good WASSCE passes in core and relevant Scienceelective subjects.
C. Pass an entrance examination to be held on Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 and a selection interview to be held on Thursday and Friday, 15th and 16th October, 2020. The cost of the entrance examination is Two Hundred Ghana Cedis (GHS 200.00).
D. Interested applicants may participate in On-Line Preparatory Classes to be organised from Monday, 28th September, 2020 to Friday, 9th October, at a cost of Four Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GHS 450.00) to enhance their chances of passing the entrance examination. Such applicants would be required to pay an amount of Six Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GHS 650.00) to cover the classesand the entrance examination.
E. Modality for payment of the entrance examination and the preparatory classes will be communicated to qualified applicants after submission of the relevant application document.
4. FEE-PAYING APPLICANTS
Applicants should note that the programme is strictly fee-paying.
5. SUBMISSION OF COPIES OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS
A. Two copies of completed online application forms accompanied by two copies of results slips should be sent by POST and NOT delivered by hand. The copies should reach the Director, Directorate of Academic Affairs (DAA), University of Cape Coast not later than Friday, 11thSeptember, 2020.
B. Applicants are to ensure that application forms are posted early enough to be received before the deadline for submission as forms received after the deadline will not be processed.
C. No additional documents will be accepted after submission of completed application forms. Applicants are to note that only photocopies of certificates or result slips should accompany completed application forms. Original certificates/result slips of applicants offered admission will be inspected before registration. The documents accompanying the application forms are not returnable.