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List Of Schools That Offer Physician Assistantship In Ghana



List Of Schools That Offer Physician Assistantship In Ghana

List Of Schools That Offer Physician Assistantship In Ghana

Who Is A Physician assistant?
Physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians.
They are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and state-licensed.
The Physician Assistant is not a replacement for a doctor, but works as an efficient medium for physicians to extend health care services, especially in under served areas.
In the hospital setting, they are ranked above nurses and Medical assistants, but below medical doctors.
In addition to working in hospitals, polyclinics and private medical centres, physician assistants are trained to function in a variety of settings such as: Private offices, Clinics, Emergency Departments, Health Maintenance Organizations, Community Health Centres, Industry, and Branches of the Armed Services.
The physician assistant functions under the supervision and responsibility of a licensed physician and is competent to:
  1. Elicit a comprehensive health history
  2. Perform physical examinations
  3. Interpret and evaluate diagnostic data
  4. Establish basic treatment plans
  5. Counsel and educate patients
  6. Respond to commonly encountered emergency care situations
  7. Prescribe medications.


  1. College of Health Sciences, Kintampo.
  2. Princefield College and Research.
  3. Radford University College Bachelor Of Science In Physician Assistants.
  4. Central University College.
  5. University Of Health And Allied Science.
  6. Narhbita College Physician Assistantship (Diploma)
  7. Garden City University College.
  8. Mount Crest University College.
  9. Presbyterian University College.
  10. Pentecost University.

Can a physician assistant become a doctor in Ghana?

Physician assistants and other allied health professionals enter medical school for only a period of four years and graduate as fully-fledged medical doctors.
Entry Requirement for Physician Assistantship

The degree is a 4-year program and below are the entry requirements for the Physician Assistantship program. Science), and CREDIT passes in THREE (3) Elective subjects: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics or Mathematics.

How much does a physician assistant earn in Ghana?
From research, the average salary of a physician assistant is GHC2000. This is almost equivalent to what a degree nurse earns in Ghana and almost half of what a medical doctor earns in Ghana. However, this amount is expected to increase with years of experience and as one progresses along the line of service.

Can I become a doctor after being a physician assistant?
Physician assistants play a vital role in the medical world, practicing routine medicine and primary care under the supervision of licensed doctors. Although physician assistants are skilled and well-paid professionals in their own right, there is an upgrade path for PAs who choose to become fully licensed doctors.

Is it difficult to get into a PA school?
According to the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), PA school is quite difficult to get into. Of those total applicants, only about 31% matriculated into a physician assistant program.

Can a PA do surgery?
Physician assistants are the first assistants in surgery, even before other surgeons. Surgical PAs usually perform certain surgical procedures on their own, such as putting in chest tubes, cutting and draining abscesses, as well as working as a part of a surgeon/anesthesiologist/nursing team.

Is PA school 2 or 4 years?
PA programs usually take three years to complete. PA school rotations include family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, general surgery, emergency medicine, and psychiatry. PA programs are also designed to prepare you for the test that all registered PAs must pass PANCE.

What bachelor’s degree is best for physician assistants?
Students thinking about pursuing a career as a physician assistant might consider majoring in these subjects while in undergrad: biology, chemistry, biochemistry, nursing, physical therapy, health sciences, neuroscience, nutrition, psychology, human development, pharmacology, gerontology, genetics, or child development.

What is the difference between a PA and a doctor?
The main difference between a doctor and a physician assistant is that a PA works under the supervision of a doctor, whereas a doctor has full responsibility for a clinical situation. Both are qualified medical professionals and very much work in collaboration with one another

Can I major in nursing and become a physician assistant?
Aspiring PAs need a qualifying bachelor’s degree to gain admission to a graduate program. Some graduate schools accept a bachelor’s degree in any subject, but a degree in a relevant area, such as health science or nursing, provides ideal preparation for a PA graduate program.

Licensure and Certification
After graduating from an accredited PA program, students must complete the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination, administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. After passing the exam, PAs are licensed to practice. Maintaining that license requires an ongoing commitment to continuing education, completed on a six-year cycle. Some PAs, like doctors, complete residencies and fellowships in areas of specialized practice such as oncology or cardiology. These require their own certifications and additional continuing education.

Why become a PA and not a doctor?
Becoming a physician assistant allows someone to provide health care without the lengthy and strenuous education that is mandatory for a doctor. Physician assistants can examine patients, prescribe medicine, order diagnostic tests, and perform a host of other duties that doctors also do, experts say.

What is the highest paying Physician Assistant specialty?
Dermatology is the highest paying PA specialty. On average they earned $126,084 each year. The median (midpoint) salary was $115,000. These professionals evaluate, diagnose and treat skin conditions, medically and surgically.


Ireland suspends the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine after reported cases of serious blood clotting in some recipients

Ireland became the latest country to stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday, temporarily suspending the shot “out of an abundance of caution” after reports from Norway of serious blood clotting in some recipients there.

Three health workers in Norway who had recently received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were being treated in the hospital for bleeding, blood clots, and a low count of blood platelets, its health authorities said on Saturday.

Ireland’s National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) recommended the temporary deferral pending the receipt of more information from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in the coming days.

AstraZeneca on Sunday said it had conducted a review covering more than 17 million people vaccinated in the European Union and the UK which had shown no evidence of an increased risk of blood clots…


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Top 4 Senior Highs Schools in Ghana with enviable academic reputation



Top 4 Senior Highs Schools in Ghana

Top 4 Senior Highs Schools in Ghana with enviable academic reputation

Top 4 Senior Highs Schools in Ghana: The competition among senior high schools in Ghana is one of the fierce thugs in the country’s educational landscape.

Ghanaians are so much concerned about their high schools. The grading of high schools into categories by the  Ghana Education Service set them apart based on the academic, and resource endowments. These categories are; Category A, B, C, and D with Category A schools being the top schools with more resources and the highest number of graduates landing in the top public universities in the country. Category D schools are those considered to be less privileged

It is every parent’s dream to see their wards have their high school education in one of the category A schools.

To provide clarity and motivation to other schools to work hard  academically in order to become part of the top ranking senior high schools in the country, we have made a selection the top four senior high schools with an enviable academic reputation. These include:


1. Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC-Legon)

presec-entrance Top 4 Senior Highs Schools in Ghana

The six times winner of the National Science and Maths Quiz has a lengthy academic achievements which spans from the 90’s to date. PRESEC has produced notable personalities in the country such as Professor Ernest Aryeetey former Vice-Chancelor of University of Ghana, Professor Aaron Mike-Oquaye former speaker of Ghana’s parliament, Kwaku Sintim-Misa an actor and a political satirist, Lucy Quist first Ghanaian woman to become CEO of a multinational company, and many others.


2. Prempeh College

Prempeh College located in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region is undoubtedly one of the best high schools in the country. The three times winner of National Robotics Championship has been a major contestor to PRESEC-Legon in National Science and Maths Quiz. Graduates of Prempeh have been topping the Admission list of Kwame Nkrumaha University of Science and Technology (KNUST) especially in the sciences.


3. Mfantsipim School

mfantsipim school Top 4 Senior Highs Schools in Ghana

Still enjoying their past glories, Mfantsipim School which is affectionately called ‘The School’ by its old boys has been two times champions of the National Science and Maths Quiz. The school has produced important personalities in the country including Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata, Kwasi Twum of Multimed Group, Van Vicker, Hon. Joe Ghartey, and several other personsalities.


4. Bishop Herman College

Bishop herman Top 4 Senior Highs Schools in Ghana

Bishop Herman College a Catholic Mission school has been able to hold unto its past glories and continues to thrive in its academic achievements. Bishop Herman stands as the best performing school in the Volta Region according to WAEC rankings and their passion for science led them to win the maiden edition of the National Robotics Competition and two subsequent competitions. The school runs course in General Science, General Arts, Business, and Agriculture.

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NAGRAT calls for up to 20% salary increment for workers

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is seeking an urgent increase in salaries by between 15 and 20 percent, for all government workers



NAGRAT calls for up to 20% salary increment for workers

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is seeking an urgent increase in salaries by between 15 and 20 percent, for all government workers, especially teachers.

In an interview with Citi News ahead of the May Day celebrations, the President of the association, Angel Carbonu, said the increased cost of living necessitated the call for salary increments.

“A 15 to 20 percent increment in income will not be bad looking at the situation that confronts us as workers,” he said.

“When it comes to food items, our wives and our sisters and our mothers will tell you that prices of these commodities have all shot up in the market,” Angel Carbonu added. “The banks that we work with [have written] to us as an organisation amending the interest rates that we have agreed with them.”

Also, ahead of the May Day celebration, the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) reiterated concerns with the conditions of service of its members.

It highlighted the non-conclusion of negotiation on the conditions of service for the public universities, the 2021 minimum wage, and the failure of some directors to implement the reviewed conditions for GES staff.

Its grievances compelled it to go on strike in January.

TEWU said the strike was necessitated by the failure of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to conclude negotiation on their demand for better conditions of service.

The union in a statement said it was not “happy with the way some GES directors want to use rough tactics by holding on to the old conditions of service with the excuse that they do not have the hard copy of the review document though the soft copy is available.”

On the conditions of service used for workers in public universities, TEWU said “we hope to have a clear indication on the way forward when the national labour commission makes pronouncements on the issue”.

Upon further clarity, it expressed hope that “Government agencies concerned will respect the outcome to sustain industrial harmony in our tertiary institutions.”

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Legon: National Service Personnel falls from 4th Floor of Sarbah Hall



Service Personnel falls from 4th Floor

The authorities of the University of Ghana have called for calm after a man believed to be a national service person, reportedly fell from the 4th floor of the Mensah Sarbah Hall to the ground.
He is reportedly receiving medical care at the Legon Hospital.

He is said to have fallen from the fourth floor of the Mensah Sarbah Hall Annex A at dawn on Friday, April 23, 2021.

The Dean of Students, Prof Godfred Bokpin has called for calm and said investigations were underway to establish what really happened and that the facts would be put out.

“What has happened has happened, but the issue is being investigated, the police, the hall authorities, we are all involved trying to get to the bottom of it, but whilst we are at that, we will urge every student to be calm and keep to their core activities…, and they should not feed into the rumor making rounds but very soon an official communication will be issued by the university.”

The victim, whom some have identified as Wahab Abdulai, is said to have slipped and fallen from the balcony.

He is expected to be transferred from the Legon Hospital to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for further treatment.

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