UG Medical Students to undertake their clinicals under strict supervision

Final year medical students who are due to undertake their clinicals at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital are expected to undergo strict supervision amidst their duties.

Speaking ahead of Monday’s reopening of the schools for final year students, President of the Korle-Bu Junior Common Room, Philip Christian Armah stated that management of the facility has resolved to provide identity tags to these students to ensure the safety of their safety as well as that of patients.

“If you are a medical student, you are given a name tag and you can enter any place in the hospital. You can speak to any patient of your choice, examine them and learn on your own but now because of Covid-19 everything would be done under supervision,” he said.

He assured that the students will be provided with PPEs to reduce the risk of a COVID-19 infection.

“I met with the Dean and we discussed it and then she showed what she was working on to get PPEs for the students. So as for the students, they are going to get the PPEs because we cannot expose them,” he emphasized in an interview on Campus Exclusive.

Reacting to the feasibility of the 8-week roll out of online-learning, Philip Christian Armah indicated that concerns that were raised over the e-learning process were duly addressed “so we do not have a particular set of students that can say that they did not benefit from online learning.”

Following President Akufo-Addo’s directive on the reopening of schools for final year students, all level 300 and level 600 students of University of Ghana Medical School are expected to report to campus effective Monday, June 15, 2020 to prepare for their exit examinations.Story by: Nana Abena Grant 

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