About KNUST School of Medical Sciences
The School of Medical Sciences (SMS) was founded in 1975. Its original mandate was to train Physicians, Medical Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technologists. A 3-year BSc (Human Biology)programmewas to be the basic programme to be followed by the three categories ofprogrammes. At present, the School concentrates on training Physicians at the undergraduate level, and Medical Scientists at the postgraduate levels. The Medical LaboratoryTechnologyprogramme is run separately in the Faculty of AlliedHealthSciences. The School is involved in the training of postgraduate doctors for the professional membership and fellowship certification of theGhanaCollege of Physicians and Surgeons and the West African Postgraduate Medical College.
Vision & Mission
The vision of SMS is to be internationally recognised as apremiercentre of excellence in teaching, research, professional and academic training in medical sciences in Africa producing high calibre doctors and medical scientists to support thehealthsector inGhanaand the rest of Africa.
The mission of SMS is to provide the environment for community-based professional and academic medical training, research and support for health care delivery in Ghana and Africa. SMS also provides community services, consultancies, creates collaborative links and attracts scholars and from the international community.