GMU is aimed at integrating world-class medical education and research in collaboration with the global leaders in the field and holistic health care facilities. A world class convention centre in the campus will be an arena for connoisseur forums, and landmark events opening new avenues in healthcare and positioning the institution as a Knowledge hub for the generations to follow. GMU will continue to strive for excellence in patient care, medical education, and research and community service helping Ghana to emerge as a Global destination for healthy living and an attraction for medical travellers from all over the world. The majority of Ghanaians studying abroad are in these unregulated, for-profit medical schools. Most of the students are more than qualified to become physicians. But they’re not studying in really well established, top-flight schools.
In the old way of teaching the non-clinical activities in medical school, there were many departments. There were departments of physiology, anatomy, pharmacology and on and on. Those departments came into being 100 years ago because that was the structure of research at the time. That is no longer the case, yet the tenacious ownership of pieces of the curriculum [by the old departments] has prevented schools from presenting information in a more logical format.
We are not going to create any of those departments. We want to link things so if we’re learning anatomy and physiology of the heart, we let students get into the operating room and look at open heart surgery to see not the perfect world of the textbook but the real world. And our innovatively creative resource-rich EdTech Platform is to eliminate all irrelevant non-clinical academic traditional lecture room meetings - An inclusive component to maximise student intake, rivalling current public institution numbers, if not dwarfing it altogether. Over five years of committed time, effort, financial resources and planning strategies and challengies is getting us to the point of admitting students from 2020 (if not far earlier), after all accreditation and/or regulatory processes are completed.
GMU will primarily serve Ghana, the West Africa sub-region and Africa at large, with each graduating class and school becoming models of innovation, curriculum, pedagogy, faculty development, and making institutional, regional and community impact and engagement. We are very optimistic that our graduates will have many positive benefits for the communities in which they get to render their services, more importantly the patients they care for.
The GMU Private Student Loans Programme, an alternative loan for health professionals is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in medical, nursing, dental, and other health-related programmes. Get a jump start on your higher education financing with GMU private student loans. Payments can be deferred while you are in school, or you can choose to begin repayment immediately to save on interest expense or students will make no payments until six months after leaving school (up to 60 months). You can take up to 15 years to repay. Outstanding debt can be forgiven upon the death of the borrower. No application, origination, or early repayment fees. Most students can qualify on his or her own without a cosigner. However, a cosigner may help you get a lower interest rate. Applying with a creditworthy co-signer may increase your chances of approval.
You must be enrolled as a GMU student, making satisfactory academic progress, demonstrate financial need as well as integrity, motivation and commitment to their chosen profession and must be a Ghanaian citizen or permanent resident to qualify. Funds can be used for any education-related expense. Eligible students may borrow from $500 up to $20,000 (in cedi equivalents) per year but with structured quarterly disbursements, depending on course of the borrower and the cosigner/guarantor. Fixed rate loan interest rates to range from 4.50% to 12.00% pa. It is important that GMU students anticipating the need for financial assistance at any time during their education undertake free early long-term planning with our Finance and Investments Office. Fostering the education of future generations of students is a mission that reflects the spirit on which GMU is being built and no student enrolled at GMU will be allowed to dropout or clock poor academic records on account of finance-related issues and GMU will ensure that. To apply for MedLoan, please login to the MYGMU Online Services after all regulatory processes have been completed.
We are offering a responsive online jobs platform that lists both full-time/part-time professional and part-time student work placements in medical/health and non-medical related jobs at GMU. The student part-time jobs listing is aimed at providing the student the needed experience for the workplace environment and even earn side income as well to cover living costs, reduce debt and repay loans. One can search jobs in academic, science, research, charities, administrative employment and even commercial ventures on GMU campus. Post-qualification local and international job opportunities guaranteed on multiple platforms with competitive employment packages.
The GMU Investments Office manages GMU's Funds and certain related assets: contains multiple number of funds with a variety of purposes and restrictions, in providing long-term funding for designated purposes. A reliable source of support for GMU and its mission of teaching and research, financial support for faculty and students, including professorships and financial aid for undergraduates, graduate fellowships, and student life and activities. Funds are currently managed through internal investment professionals within the group until oversight is moved over to a wholly owned subsidiary of GMU, GMU Management Company. post-accreditation and/or first graduating class.
GMU contributes to medical education through grants to students and faculty on the basis of financial need and/or academic achievement for innovative research (clinical, or community-based research interests) with commercial, industrial or social relevance.
Financing your study becomes important due to possibly higher tuition fees, living costs and other education related expenses. GMU will provide adequate direct student loans, not available to other students of most tertiary institutions in Ghana.
A great variety of scholarships to students coming from any of the underserved areas. A portion of GMU Funds on a merit-based or need-based scholarship and provide funding for endowed professorships, in attracting world-class educators.
Exceptional Diploma and Degree Nursing Programmes with cutting edge technology / infrastructure, amazing architecture, facilities, faculty and opportunities for experience and acceptably unmatched clinical clerkship. First intake: 2020.
Programme to develop scientists who have deep understanding of the scientific basis of diseases, and also great managers. Pharmaceutical legend grants availability for new drug trials. First intake: 2022.