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.