Ghana

CFHI Ghana: Pre-Med Rotations and Child Health | Ghana

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Interns with Child and Family Health International (CFHI) in Ghana complete rotations in a variety of clinical and community care facilities. Applicants spend five weeks in Accra and five weeks in Cape Coast. In Accra, interns will spend their time primarily doing rotations in a historic children’s hospital. This portion of the program focuses on pediatrics and child health. Interns will explore the social determinants that impact the Ghanaian healthcare system and contribute to the burden of disease. In Cape Coast students will have rotations at the large regional hospital. There will be opportunities to visit small community health centers and explore local public health initiatives.  In this program, students will learn about endemic diseases, such as tuberculosis, cholera, typhoid fever, and HIV/AIDS, and gain an understanding of the challenges local professionals face in providing care. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pre-med, pre-nursing, pre-pharmacy, and public health.

Internship Start Dates:

  • Fall: October 7 – December 16, 2017
  • Winter: January 6 – March 17, 2018
  • Spring: April 7 – June 16, 2018
  • Summer: July 7 – September 15, 2018

Duration of Internship:

  • 10 weeks

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