Students pursuing Medicine and Dentistry in Ukraine may not be recognized as professional doctors in Ghana upon completing their training.
A caution from the Medical and Dental Council of Ghana that degree certificates issued by Medical and Dental Schools from Ukraine won’t be accepted explained that they cannot compromise on the standard of training of doctors.
The warning comes following information that medical and dental students are continuing their training via online platforms as most Universities in Ukraine have shutdown due to the Russia-Ukraine War.
The Council noted that such online platforms fall short of the required training process.
The Registrar for the Medical Council, Dr. Divine Ndonbi Banyubala stressed that his outfit would not compromise the standards of the profession.
He believes that “training to be a doctor must be in accordance with established strategies.
He queried if patients would seek the services of online-trained doctors.
“Will potential patients be happy to be treated by a doctor who was trained online? We have to take our public interest responsibility seriously. The point is what is the kind of training that is acceptable in the world? If it is not standard, then, I am afraid, this regulator will not give any stamp of approval”, he said as quoted on Citinewsroom.com.
The Medical and Dental Council is therefore urging students who are currently studying Medicine and Dentistry in Ukraine to take advantage of government’s intervention to continue their training in Ghana.
Following the war in Ukraine, many Ghanaians, including students were evacuated and since then plans have been underway for students to complete their education in some selected Ghanaian institutions.