The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG), called upon by the Human Resource Directorate of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), shared its experience of harmonizing residency program curriculums and setting minimum requirements to launch residency programs. ESOG shared the experience on a consultative workshop with professional societies at Ethiopian Public Institute (EPHI) on December 29, 2017.
To share its experience ESOG was represented by Dr. Dereje Negussie, president of ESOG, Dr. Mengistu H. Mariam, executive board member and Dr. Tesfaneh Fikre, project coordinator for the ESOG-ACOG Collaborative Project. Hosted by the Directorate, facilitating the event was Professor Abraham H. Amlak, advisor to the Directorate.
ESOG presented its experience to Societies in various specialty programs such as Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Radiology and others. The Societies through their representatives applauded the initiative ESOG took in harmonizing the curriculums and producing minimum requirement for universities to launch residency programs in Ob-Gyn.
The FMoH is hoping to take the experience to other residency programs. FMoH will facilitate the initiatives by providing material and human power support and hosting consultative workshops.
Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) provided Quality Improvement (QI) and mentorship skill training for project support team at Kaleb Hotel, Addis Ababa from December 11-14, 2017. Participants were Ob-Gyns and midwives from Chiro Hospital, Ambo Hospital, Ataye Hospital, Gelemso Hospital, Robe Hospital, Kobo Hospital, Inchini Hospital, Lalibela Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) has conducted a training was conducted on Medical Ethics and Litigation at Getfam Hotel on December 4-5, 2017. The training brought together executive board members, ethics committee members, CME committee members, editorial board members, Ob-Gyns from 12 institutions and private facilities, and officials from the Federal Ministry of Health and Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority of Ethiopia (FMHACA), federal and regional ethics committee members, among others.
The training covered topics ranging from basic principles of ethics to the current medico legal climate in Ethiopia. Professor Schwartz A. Peter, former ethics committee chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Sulieman Shigutie, attorney general at the Federal Ministry of Justice were among the trainers.
Medical Ethics is one of the thematic areas under the ESOG-ACOG Collaborative Project. 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 later added three more areas to its list: IT, PR & Communication and Leadership Development. The issue of medical ethics was added later as yet another focus area of the project.
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