A placement in Takoradi will teach you to adapt to a fast-paced and extremely resourceful environment. You'll have the choice of working across a whole range of departments including NICU, orthopaedics, emergency and OBG. Once your working day is over, you’ll find no shortage of adventures to be had! Take forest canopy walks, visit iconic national parks and stunning waterfalls in the Volta region. Read what our students think below!

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Testimonials

Rosanna Varden

Newcastle University 2012

Medical, Ghana Takoradi

I was a little bit apprehensive initially about travelling with a company such as Work the World as it would limit my independence, but in fact it served to enhance my experience.

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Andrew Moriarty

Newcastle University 2010

Medical, Ghana Takoradi

In my third week there I was lucky as a surgical team from a charitable organisation, Operation Hernia, were visiting and were down one surgeon. I was asked to assist and got to play a large role in week of surgery.

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Alex Ward

Newcastle University 2010

Medical, Ghana Takoradi

It is best to start your placement with no pre judgements. You have to remember that you're still a student and you need to build a rapport with the staff before you can dive in and do what you want on the wards.

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David Holmes

Queen's University Belfast 2011

Medical, Ghana Takoradi

Regardless of what stage you're at in your studies, whether first year or final year, don't hesitate to arrange a placement abroad. You'll apply what you know already and learn a lot more in the process.

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Edward Moseley

Keele University 2012

Medical, Ghana Takoradi

I rotated around the general medical, paediatric and accident & emergency departments. This gave me the opportunity to see diseases that you seldom see, or have only ever heard about.

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