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Medical Shadowing

Medical shadowing in Ghana is a unique opportunity to get some experience working in a hospital or clinic specially for those who are thinking of going into the medical profession.  You can shadow:  doctors, nurses, midwives, physios and dentists.


Volunteer shadowing a midwife in Ghana

Most of the doctors have been trained either in the UK or in the USA and English is the main language spoken, although many of the patients will also speak their own tribal language – of which there are many!

Volunteer shadowing a doctor, nurse or midwife in a hospital


Generally, the hours are 8.30am till 2pm, Monday to Friday which leaves the weekends free to travel around Ghana and see Cape Coast and its haunting castle where the slaves were kept, Mole National Park, Busua with its hippy vibe or the Volta area.


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Getting some experience managing the patients


If you still have some energy when you finish your shift, you could combine this placement with sports coaching in the late afternoon, or helping at the after school homework club.

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Shadow nurses in Ghana

You will stay at the Volunteer House in shared rooms with bunk beds and ensuite modern bathrooms.  Meals are taken there and many come back for a late lunch.  Others opt to buy something out – chicken and rice usually costs £1/£2.

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The Volunteer House

Our partners will show you how to get to the hospital or clinic to begin with and once you are confident that you know your way, you can take the local tro-tro buses (maybe £1 return) or if there are a few of you going to the same place you could share a taxi (£5 return).

Read Issi’s blog on her first week medical shadowing:


If you would like to have a chat about these placements, please give us a ring on 07833 208 158 or drop us an email with your questions to:



Number of weeks Price (excludes extra £100 registration fee for hospital) What's included
2 weeks £995 Pre-departure support
3 weeks £1,195 Airport pick up
4 weeks £1,395 Orientation on arrival
5 weeks £1,595 Accommodation at volunteer house
6 weeks £1,795 3 meals a day
7 weeks £1,995 Placement at project
8 weeks £2,195 24-hour support
9 weeks £2,295
10 weeks £2,395
11 weeks £2,495 *extra £100 hospital registration fee charged
12 weeks £2,595
Book now! Fill in booking form and return to us with a deposit of £195 to secure your placement. Disclosure and Barring check needed for those working with children. £68