A consultative meeting on Ob-Gyn Residency Program was conducted at Capital Hotel and Spa on November 28, 2016. The project that aims at enhancing medical education and training in ob-gyn residency in Ethiopia by ensuring the implementation of a harmonized curriculum being in effect in various institutions is part of the collaboration between the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Attending the meeting were, Dr. Dereje Negussie, president of ESOG, Dr. BalkachewNigatu from St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College, Dr. Mengistu H/Mariam from Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT), Dr. Getachew from the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) HR Directorate, Dr. Getachew from Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) and faculty heads from various institutions providing residency programs and senior residents.
As organized and mediated by Dr. Tesfaneh Fikre, ESOG’s coordinator of the ESOG-ACOG project, participants saw presentations on How are Residency Programs on Ob-Gyn Organized? by Dr. Balkachew; Specialty Training Curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology by Dr. Mengistu and Landscape of Ob-Gyn Residency Programs in Ethiopia and Mapping of University Partners Dr. Tesfaneh Fikre.
Participants of the consultative meeting agreed on a set of minimum requirement to launch a new ob-gyn residency program and outlined a set of core competencies and educational objectives to be further refined by the ESOG-ACOG Project Residency Team.
A joint leadership meeting was conducted between the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT) at Hilton Hotel on November 29, 2016. The meeting aimed at reviewing progress and informing the leadership team on the program to date.
The ESOG-ACOG collaborative project was launched in June, 2016 with the objective of addressing four thematic areas: Resident Ship, CME, Journal and Certification and Accreditation. The thematic areas to be addressed by the collaborative project have added three more areas to its list: E-learning and Resource Center, PR & Communication and Leadership Development.
The flagship project to improve medical education particularly in ob-gyn residency program in Ethiopia is in line with the priorities in the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP), Dr. Dereje Negussie, president of ESOG, noted in his welcoming address.
The meeting saw reports from Residency Committee; Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee and Journal Committee. The reports also addressed issues related to residency program implementation challenges and certification and accreditation and leadership development activity along with discussions and more.
Training of Trainers (ToT) was conducted on Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the project office of the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) on November 28, 2016. The one day training was part of the collaboration project between ESOG and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). ESOG CME Experiences, Planning a CME Meeting, Types of CME Meetings and Credit Assessment, Selecting CME Topics, Selecting CME Faculty and Next Steps were the topics covered by the training sessions and discussions conducted. The ToT brought together 14 participants from ESOG members, CME Committee members, ACOG, Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA) and Ethiopian Thoracic Society (ETS).
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