Mission The mission of the GMU School of Medicine is to improve the health of the people of Ghana and, especially, to serve southern Ghana by training a diverse workforce of physicians and by developing innovative research and health care delivery programmes that will improve the health of the medically underserved in the country and become models to be emulated throughout the country.
Vision The vision of the GMU School of Medicine is to:
* Educate and retain a diverse physician workforce needed to help address the underserved patient care needs of the people of Ghana and, in particular, the southern belt;
* Develop a platform for an expanded biomedical health and clinical sciences research programme to advance in the medical sciences;
* Recruit a diverse student body and faculty that reflect the demographics of Ghana and
* Contribute to the country by enhancing the clinical delivery system through relationships with community hospitals, physicians, and other providers, as well as attracting and training new physicians.
Goals To fulfil the mission and vision, the following goals are set forth:
* To establish a premier school of medicine: ranking in the top 5 for research and primary care, as do the existing medical schools; preparing graduates for disntinguised careers in clinical practice, teaching, research, and public service;
* To build the school upon the highest quality basic, applied, and clinical research: being competitive and attentive to research themes and
* To develop and innovative health care delivery system for Ghana that will as a model for the nation: providing expanded in this medically underserved region in a novel programme that will be emulated elsewhere.
GMU is developing innovations in research, education, and health care delivery and will improve the quality and availability of health care in Ghana. It also will give special attention to the needs of the medically underserved in Ghana and the sub-region, building on the group's excellence and diversity.
The Model The innovative model developed for the GMU School of Medicine combines a strong research foundation with a distributed clinical education system. The model will expose students and residents to the practice of medicine in a variety of healthcare settings and populations while, at the same time, instilling an understanding of the role of research in improving medical treatment and drawing upon current and future reseach strengths at GMU.
From the outset, GMU aims to become a national leader in biomedical sciences and health care research. Expanded basic science research will be acccompanied by clinical and health services research emphasising population health, preventive medicine and development of scientific knowledge to spur innovations in health care delivery. Potential research priorities for the School of Medicine include areas of relevance to the nation and group, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, emerging infectious diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and health services research. The business model projects that the research enterprise will be self-sustaining two years after graduating first class. GMU is well aware of the responsibilities for assuring the highest standards of care in all clinical and/or hospital facilities with which it will operate or affiliate.
The first class of students in the GMU School of Medicine will enter in 2023 with a class size of 60. Enrollment will ramp up to 240 students per academic year 2024/25, to a total medical student body of 700. It is based on a preferred accelerated 4/5yr western model programme.
The proposed curriculum is composed of the first two years of a medical school accelerated starter programme (sequentially taught block-based, integrated approach to the science of human biology and disease) and an innovative clinical education model for the last three years.
Specific responsibilities to address diversity issues, outreach and community partnerships. Scholarship Funds and Grants to support the financial needs, and reduce the debt burden of economically disadvantaged students and to achieve student retention.