Dean's Welcome Message. (Prof. Margaret Y. M Lartey)

The School of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Ghana is two years old and a merger of the former Premier Medical School (Clinical Programmes Only) and the former Premier Dental School in the country. The new school is thus a clinical school in contrast to the former which included Basic and Para Clinical Sciences. It offers three programmes, namely the Traditional Medical Programme, Graduate Entry Medical Program (GEMP) and the Dental Programme. Plans are far advanced to introduce a Graduate Entry Dental Programme (GED).

At the school we are committed to producing first class doctors and dentists through quality teaching and learning, skills acquisition, research training and knowledge dissemination. Our doctors and dentists will continue to stand tall, meeting international standards anywhere in the world, as has been the practice over the last 50 years of Medical Education in the country.

As the second dean of this new school, it is my desire to build on the foundation provided by my predecessor. Our focus will be on quality teaching through the use of innovation and information technology to improve on teaching and learning. We intend to engage alumni, local and international students and faculty, internal and external stakeholders to improve on teaching and learning and by so doing create a culture of excellence. In line with the University’s vision of attaining a status of a world-class research University, we will continue our drive to intensify research activities among faculty, staff and students and participate in cutting edge research both locally and globally.

A school such as ours requires a lot of funds to operate. We will intensify our drive for resources to support teaching and learning, infrastructural development, replacement of equipment and assets and research. We encourage all persons with good wishes for the school to join us in this endeavor as we work hard to lift high the image of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the College of Health Sciences and the University of Ghana.

 

Long Live School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD),

Long Live College of Health Sciences (CHS),

Long Live the University of Ghana!