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Requirements for registration as a pharmacist in Ghana

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To register as a pharmacist in Ghana, the following criteria must be satisfied:

The applicant
* Must hold a degree in pharmacy or hold a qualification equivalent to a degree that entitles him to be registered as a pharmacist in the country where the qualification was obtained
* Demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English- IELTS
* Undergo a period of internship training at an institution accredited by the pharmacy council of ghana, the duration of which will be 12 weeks(480 hrs) if applicant is a practicing pharmacist in other country (evidence must be provided) , or 40 weeks (1500 hrs) if applicant is a new graduate
* Take and pass the Ghana pharmacy professional examination on completion of the internship training
Documents to be submitted to the pharmacy council of ghana.
*Letter of intent (i.e. application for registration as a pharmacist in Ghana) addressed to:
THE REGISTRAR PHARMACY COUNCIL
P.O BOX AN10344
ACCRA- NORTH GHANA
* Certificate true copy of pharmacy degree certificate
* Reference letter from current or recent employer
* Application fee of $ 500 or its cedi equivalent for pharmacist already in practice or $100 or its equivalent for fresh graduate
* Resume /Curriculum vitae
* Academic transcripts (mailed directly to the registrar of the Pharmacy council from the institution training)
For further enquiries, please contact:
EDUCATION & TRAINING UNIT
PHARMACY COUNCIL
BOX AN 10344
ACCRA - NORTH
GHANA
TELEPHONE: 233-21-680150 ,233-21-681929
CELLULAR : 233-244-370770
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. says:

Good job !!! Thanks for your great input . Is these requirements for Ghana nationals studied in Ghana ? Any thing different
for
1) foriegn nationals studeid in foriegn countries
2) Ghana nationals studied in foriegn countries

Submitted by . on Tue, 05/05/2009 - 21:47
Himanshu saurabh's picture

Dear sir....these requirements are for foreign trained pharmacists for both foreign nationals as well as Ghana national....

Submitted by Himanshu saurabh on Wed, 05/06/2009 - 19:32
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. says:

Thanks for the clarification. Is there any demand for foriegn graduates in Ghana ? do you have any idea ?

Submitted by . on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 18:07
Himanshu saurabh's picture

Dear sir....
I dont have mcuh idea in this context....but if i think logically ,then i do see a lot of scope for foreign trained pharmacist in these small countries...the reason is the education system is not much developed so they require highly qualified foreigners if they want there healthcare system to work efficiently....
Hence i guess that there must be high demand for the foreign trained pharmacist...
Regards,
Himanshu Saurabh

Submitted by Himanshu saurabh on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 19:07
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zarrinfaria says:

Dear himanshu....
A great beginning with Ghana....though a small developing country but lot of prospects for pharmacists....
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Submitted by zarrinfaria on Wed, 05/06/2009 - 19:08
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Very true Faria....
Regards,
Himanshu Saurabh

Submitted by Himanshu saurabh on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 19:13
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kranthikumar says:

Dear Himanshu,
Good information, Can you give me the opprotunities and Benifits in Ghana in comparsion with India.

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Submitted by kranthikumar on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 10:26
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There are not much oppourtunities for industrial pharmacists....no very developed industry wise....ours is excellently developed industry wise but very less developed in trems of pharmacists in healthcare...there they have well developed hospital pharmacy profession...the professional are well paid..better than what one earns in india as a hospital pharmacists....
If we take the example of Bangladesh for example our neighboring country ....though very less developed than india..but the hospital and community pharmacy profession is better developed than India....similarly with Ghana...
Regards,
Himanshu Saurabh

Submitted by Himanshu saurabh on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 19:12
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kranthikumar says:

I am glad to learn that Ghana and Bangladesh are having well developed health system.
Then why dont you give the information about bangladesh to get registered.

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Kranthi  

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Submitted by kranthikumar on Fri, 05/15/2009 - 09:00
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Dear Kranthi...
i will try to provide the information on Bangladesh....but it may take some time...

Submitted by Himanshu saurabh on Fri, 05/15/2009 - 18:14
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Providing the useful info is appreciable....
Could U plz discuss about registration of foreign pharmacists in India?
Is that happening in India?
We are going abroad and perfectly following their rules and regulations for getting register in the respective country but about the same in India for foreigners....!!
Regards
eswar :-)

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Submitted by Eswar GsnkRao on Sat, 05/09/2009 - 13:42
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Surely sir,i will discuss it in the future blog to come.....
Prospect in India is not very good as the clinical/hospital pharmacist profession is not well developed...

Submitted by Himanshu saurabh on Sat, 05/09/2009 - 18:20
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Dear Himanshu,

The information u have provided is very nice

i would like to know about the admission procedure in U.S like, if i wish to join in some m.pharm university in U.S or even for Pharma.D course. So what all qualifications are required in order to get the admission there ,what all exams i need to qualify and will i get a get recognized as a pharmacist directly immediately after the completion of my m.pharm or pharma.D in U.S??

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Bhavani Prasad.V

Submitted by Bhavani Prasad.V on Sat, 05/09/2009 - 15:05
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For studying in US you have two option ...
either do a MS in any specialisation doing which you can join a company as an industrial pharmacist a profession very different from clinical pharmacist....
For MS you will have to clear GRE and TOFEL
For becoming a clinical pharmacist you should take admission in pharm D course for which the validity is 12 th pass...you go for the post baccularete course after graduation which require PCAT but very few colleges offer that course....
Once you have an US degree you can practice in US after getting the registration....

Submitted by Himanshu saurabh on Sat, 05/09/2009 - 18:28
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Thankyou for the information. I would like to clarify one more thing thatk, im doing my B.pharm in India. After completing my graduation do i need to join in pharma.D again in U.S in order to get a recognition as a pharmacist?? and can you tell me what all colleges are offering such courses??


Bhavani Prasad

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Regards,

Bhavani Prasad.V

Submitted by Bhavani Prasad.V on Sun, 05/10/2009 - 07:59
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Dear Bhavani..
in India we have a 4 year course but to appear for the exam for registration in US a minimum requirement is of 5 year course ...hence you see that we are not eligible....to be a pharmacists, you will have to study Pharm D again or go for a post baccalaureate course...
You can visit this website for more details on the colleges ...
a2zcolleges.com....

Submitted by Himanshu saurabh on Fri, 05/15/2009 - 18:12
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Dear Himanshu,

Thanks a lot for the information

regards

Bhavani Prasad
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Regards,

Bhavani Prasad.V

Submitted by Bhavani Prasad.V on Sat, 05/16/2009 - 18:02
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My pleasure..:)

Submitted by Himanshu saurabh on Sun, 05/17/2009 - 16:03
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dear himanshu..
Your post is quite interesting...This is very much useful in furthur studies...Hope to hear such nice blogs from you...

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Submitted by Sirisha Pingali on Sun, 05/17/2009 - 15:52
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Thank you dear srisha...
Hope to see good blogs from your side as well...:)

Submitted by Himanshu saurabh on Sun, 05/17/2009 - 16:04

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