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) programme was to be the basic programme to be followed by the three categories of programmes. At present, the School concentrates on training Physicians at the undergraduate level, and Medical Scientists at the postgraduate levels. The Medical Laboratory Technology programme is run separately in the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences. The School is involved in the training of postgraduate doctors for the professional membership and fellowship certification of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and the West African Postgraduate Medical College.

Vision & Mission

The vision of SMS is to be internationally recognised as a premier centre of excellence in teaching, research, professional and academic training in medical sciences in Africa producing high calibre doctors and medical scientists to support the health sector in Ghana and 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.