Final year medical students at the University of Ghana Korle-Bu Campus are expected to complete their medical training in the next five months after the reopening of schools due to start from June 15, 2020.
President of the Korle-Bu Junior Common Room, Christian Philip Armah, says the move is to ensure that all the medical students get maximum clinical training to become better doctors.
“In normal times, the second semester ends in May for those on Legon campus, but in medical school the semester ends in September. Even though students on the main campus have few weeks to finish, our final year students have close to five months to finish their medical training. The level 600 students will go through the full training that they are supposed to have in order to become better doctors,” he said.
In an interview on Campus Exclusive on Thursday, June 4, 2020, he disclosed that management of the medical school is in talks with administrations of the various hospitals to seek for permission to allow the level 600 students undergo the clinical training in such facilities.
“Korle-Bu teaching hospital management and the medical school management met on Tuesday and they discussed ways of getting them [the hospital] lift the ban on clinical training as the medical school is preparing to get the level 600 back to campus on the June 15, 2020. Our level 600 students use 37 military hospital, two or three districts hospitals adding to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital; so engagements have started with all the hospitals so that they can grant us permission to use their hospitals,” he added.
Christian Armah further indicated that management of the medical school will enforce strict adherence to all safety protocols by controlling and supervising the students as they go through the clinical training.
President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday, May 31, 2020 ordered the reopening of schools for all final year students in the various levels of education in the country.
“Indeed, final year university students are to report to their universities on 15th June; final year senior high school (SHS 3) students, together with SHS 2 Gold Track students, on 22nd June; and final year junior high school (JHS 3) students on 29th June.”
He stressed that “JHS 3 classes will comprise a maximum of thirty (30) students; SHS classes a maximum of twenty-five (25) students; and University lectures will take place with half the class sizes.”
Story by: Eli Djomekou | universnewsroom.com