The 2015 RITES Program


In keeping with its mission to support the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, the GPSF has launched the highly successful Resident In Training Educational Stipend (RITES) program, now in its second year. GPSF sponsors a 6 week summer educational training program to US medical institutions for meritorious medical trainees selected by the faculty of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Education Committee of the GPSF. The program was launched in 2015 with the first two sponsored recipients Dr. Rita Larsen Reindorf, ENT fellow, and Dr. Kwame Amponsa-Achiano, Physician Epidemiologist, who both participated in the Yale Global Health Summer Research Institute. (YPGHSRI) in July – August 2015.

This year GPSF is pleased to welcome Dr. Jocelyn Assimeng Dame (faculty of pediatrics) and Dr. Samuel K. Asomani (faculty of Internal Medicine) who will also be participating in the Yale Summer Program (YPGHSRI).

The GPSF is aiming to sponsor at least 3 recipients for 2017 and to further expand the program in the coming years. The GPSF is looking for US medical institutions that will serve as training sites for attachments for year 2017 and beyond. If your medical institution can serve as a host site for future participants, please forward pertinent information to

Donations towards this worthy cause are welcome.

I have a better appreciation of Biostatistics and Principles of Clinical Research. I feel more equipped to review a research article. I am confident to apply for research grants in future, I felt confident applying for advertised international grants which I would not have attempted previously. I have learned that collaboration is really helpful and must be actively pursued to be able to conduct meaningful clinical research. I also feel adequately equipped to teach clinical research methodology to residents and other physicians.

- Dr. Rita Larsen Reindorf

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