We offer places mostly in community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, pharmaceutical industry and in Research and Academia. Students work as shadow pharmacists in these areas.
In the community pharmacy, the students dispense, counsel patients and intervene when necessary. In the hospital pharmacies, Students are involved in patient counseling, intervention, as well as dispensing. In industry, students are involved in drug formulation processes. Research could be done in either Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology or in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Length of training periods
Usually between One(1) to Three months(3) Students may arrange with the SEO if they wish to stay for longer periods.
Available months and cities
The exchange normally takes place from January to December each year. Kumasi and Accra are the cities available for internship.
Accommodation would be with a host family or a hostel depending on students preference and time of application. Students would have to pay for their own accommodation if they are to be in a hostel. It is advisable that students secure their accommodation through the SEO before arrival. Accommodation in Ghana is very affordable per night on the average. The SEO would help you find the safest and most affordable place to stay. You will feel at home.
Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration
All transportation costs would be catered for by the students. Students must provide their own pocket money. Provision of pocket money depends on the host Students must have enough money on them since there are a lot of interesting places to visit. Re-numeration cannot be guaranteed.
A lab coat would be needed, any other reference book or drug information handbook may be required.
However, the British National Formulary would be provided by at workplace.
We accept all year groups and graduates.
Information on Work Permits and Visa
This varies depending on country of origin. Students do not need a working visa. All they need is a visiting visa. The SEO will send students an invitation letter and any other documents necessary for visa acquisition. (The invitation letter is recommended even if you don't need a visa to avoid problems at customs)
There is no specific deadline, however.
bilateral exchange is available
Choice of exchange student is by the host and at times by the SEO.