The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted a national in-training residents examination to a total of 264 residency students in ten institutions on June 18, 2018. The examinations were planned by the examination and certification thematic area of the ESOG-ACOG-CIRHT Collaborative Project and administered by faculty members from Black Lion Hospital and St. Paul’s Millennium Hospital Medical College, with technical support from IT professional from the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH).
The examinations were part of the effort to standardize and harmonize the residency programs provided at the various institutions. The examinations were simultaneously administered using the online residence matching and placement platforms in eight institutions while students at two institutions took paper-based examinations.
ESOG in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), FMoH, the Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE), Universities, HERQA and funded by Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT) has been engaged in an effort to improve the quality of medical education and residency training for obstetrician-gynecologists in Ethiopia and is working on four interrelated objectives among which one is the standardization of the residency program examination across all the universities and certification of residents.
The Examination and Certification committee of ESOG-ACOG Collaboration Project engaged in the undertaking of the standardization of the national examination is involved in the capacity building of faculty to acquire a strong exam item preparation, skill and knowledge, creation of a standard and secure exam item bank and administration of certification examinations across all the ob-gyn residency programs in Ethiopia.