Residency Training Meeting was conducted among officials representing the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). This is the first meeting between the two institutions after the launch of the project- Enhancing Medical Education and Residency Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Ethiopia, which saw an ESOG/ACOG collaboration.

The meeting saw discussions on the current status of trainings in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob-Gyn) in Ethiopia and a review of the US system including the roles of Council Residency Education in Ob-Gyn (CREOG), the American Board of Ob-Gyn and the Accreditation Council on Graduate medical Education (ACGME).

The two days meeting did not conclude without thorough discussions on the needs to build successful residency programs regarding equipments, faculty recruitment and development, educational resources, partner institutions and needs assessment.  

The launch of the project, which aimed at boosting the quality of Ob-Gyn trainings in Ethiopia, came after two successful meetings between delegates of the Society and the College. The first meeting took place in Washington D. C. on December 4 and 5, 2015. The second meeting, which happened here in Addis Ababa on February 13 and 14, 2016, brought the project closer to realization.