• Short Summary

    Eight years after it was formed, the Ghana Medical School in Accra began a post-graduate course on Monday (9 October) which will produce specialist doctors without the need for costly training overseas.

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    GV EXT. Medical Centre
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    CU Sign "Ghana Medical School"
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    3.
    SV Guests seated
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    4.
    SV Dr A.A. Kwapong speaks and students listen (2 shots)
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    5.
    CU Col. Adjeitey listens
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    SV Dr Kwapong continues speaking as audience listens and applauds (4 shots)
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    SV Col Adjeitey speaks and audience listens (4 shots)
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    Background: Eight years after it was formed, the Ghana Medical School in Accra began a post-graduate course on Monday (9 October) which will produce specialist doctors without the need for costly training overseas.

    The course will be run by the medical school and the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and will train specialists in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, child health and pathology.

    Officially opening the new post-graduate course at the Ghana Medical School, the Commissioner for Health, Colonel J.C. Adjeitey, said it would give specialists valuable local training, reduce Ghana's dependence on expatriate doctors and save overseas funds.

    He said Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Gambia were considering setting up a West African medical college.

    SYNOPSIS: The Ghana Medical School in Accra now offers post-graduate training for doctors wishing to specialise.

    On Monday, guests at a ceremony to mark the opening of the new course were welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Kwapong.

    The new course offers instruction in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, child health and pathology. Graduates will fill an immediate need for sixty specialists in Ghana.

    The Commissioner for Health, Colonel Adjeitey, said the new course would give valuable local training, reduce Ghana's dependence on foreign doctors and save money on training Ghanaian doctors overseas. He said a West African medical college to serve Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Gambia was being considered.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8CZVIQ91PJSWOV39RX5RZQXAD
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CZVIQ91PJSWOV39RX5RZQXAD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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