The Ghanaian Medical and Dental Council (MDC) has stated that it will not recognize Medical and Dental Degree Certificates issued by Ukrainian Medical and Dental Schools until normal academic activities resume in that country.
In a public notice, the Council also advised students who are currently studying Medicine or Dentistry in Ukraine and have not taken advantage of the opportunity to continue their education in Ghana to seek transfer to other accredited Medical or Dental Schools in other countries to complete their programs.
Online medical or dental training, according to the MDC, falls short of acceptable professional training standards and will not be accepted in Ghana.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Council categorically states that ONLINE Medical or Dental training done in any part of the world is short of acceptable professional training standards and is NOT recognised by the Medical and Dental Council, Ghana,” the notice reads.
“In the light of above, the Medical and Dental Council, Ghana will NOT honour any Medical or Dental Degree Certificates issued at the end of any ONLINE Medical or Dental training”.
Ghanaian medical students in Ukraine had their education cut short due to disruptions caused by the country’s ongoing conflict with Russia.
This led the Ukrainian medical and dental schools to offer online training to students who are unable to return to the classrooms.