Students being robed with the white coat at the ceremony

The School of Medical Sciences (SMS) has inducted 111 medical students into the clinical phase of their training at the 11th White Coat Ceremony.
    
Out of the total number of medical students inducted at the ceremony, there were 70 regular and 41 Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) students. 

The ceremony is held for level 300 medical students who had completed their pre-clinical training and had satisfied all academic requirements to begin the clinical stage of their medical training.

Participants with dignitaries

The University of Cape Coast in collaboration with the University of Alabama, United States of America (UA) and Central University (CU), has held the first Joint Symposium on the theme “Social Determinants of Health” on campus.
    
The one-day Symposium which is the first of a series of symposia by the three institutions was intended to foster international partnerships for research and policy formulation in the area of health. 

Presentation of the award to the Pro Vice-Chancellor

The  School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS) has presented the trophy the School won at the Eighth Medical Inter Schools’ Public Speaking Competition held to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor G. K. T. Oduro.

Background

The competition was on the theme “Child Sexual Abuse in Ghana: The Extent of the Problem, Consequence and Proposed Solutions”.

UCCSMS defeated three other Medical Schools from the University of Ghana, Legon, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University for Development Studies to win the trophy.

The University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS) has hosted and won the Eighth Inter-Medical Schools Public Speaking Competition.

This is the fifth time UCCSMS is winning the competition since its inception eight years ago.

The theme for the Eighth Competition was “Child Sexual Abuse in Ghana: The Extent of the Problem, Consequence and Proposed Solutions”.

Participating Universities

The University of Cape Coast has graduated 56 qualified medical doctors at the First Session of the 51st Congregation dedicated to the School of Medical Sciences (SMS).                     

The fresh graduates made up of 35 males and 21 females were conferred with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB, ChB) degrees after successfully completing their six-year programme.  This brings the total number of medical doctors produced by UCCSMS to 299 since its inception in 2007.

 

UCCSMS Producing Quality Doctors

The Chairman of the Ghana Medical and Dental Council (MDC), Professor Paul K. Nyame, has noted that the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS), has proven to be progressive in innovation, curricula and the provision of facilities for teaching and research.

Prof. Nyame said the School has attracted into its leadership, some of the brightest in medical academia in Ghana. “Those of us who now have to regulate the training for the profession, and its subsequent practice, have relied very frequently on the human resource of this School,” he indicated.

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Child Health Improvement Programme (CHIP), in collaboration with the School of Medical Sciences (SMS), has organized workshop on Autism and Special needs. The workshop, which is the fourth to be held, had the theme: “Biomedical and Nutritional Intervention for the Special Needs Child” and attracted participants from Pre-Schools, caregivers and some medical personnel. Autism is a whole body, multi system metabolic disorder which is also described as neurological and psychological criteria.

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Child Health Improvement Programme (CHIP), in collaboration with the School of Medical Sciences (SMS), has organized workshop on Autism and Special needs.

The workshop, which is the fourth to be held, had the theme: “Biomedical and Nutritional Intervention for the Special Needs Child” and attracted participants from Pre-Schools, caregivers and some medical personnel.

Autism is a whole body, multi system metabolic disorder which is also described as neurological and psychological criteria.

Dozens of residents in the Cape Coast Metropolis have participated in a breast cancer awareness health walk to sensitise Ghanaians on the dangers of the disease.   Organised by the Breast Screening Services, an organisation made up of lecturers of the School of Medical Sciences (SMS), the walk was also to climax the month-long activities lined up to mark the breast cancer awareness month (October)  

Dozens of residents in the Cape Coast Metropolis have participated in a breast cancer awareness health walk to sensitise Ghanaians on the dangers of the disease.
 
Organised by the Breast Screening Services, an organisation made up of lecturers of the School of Medical Sciences (SMS), the walk was also to climax the month-long activities lined up to mark the breast cancer awareness month (October)
 

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