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Title: Experience with Obstetrics and Gynecology Education and Training in Ghana
Authors: Anderson, Frank W. J
Danso, K. A.
Kwawukume, E. Y
Johnson, Timothy R. B
Keywords: Global Initiatives Program
Postgraduate Medical Training
Carnegie-Ghana Obstetrics and Gynecology-Ghana
Issue Date: 25-Sep-2011
Abstract: Education in obstetrics and gynecology in Ghana has undergone a transformation over the last 15 years. We believe this experience is worth sharing as it may serve as a template for further Innovations or be replicated by others in the subregion, and many developing countries. Doctors seeking to specialize In obstetrics and gynecology had at least an initial two-year local training at Korle Bu Hospital. Subsequently, after passing the Part 1 MRCOG In Ghana, they went abroad to complete their training, usually in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, and for several reasons, Including unfavorable economic conditions, most of the much-needed overseas-trained specialists did not return home. In 1989, two senior Ghanaian gynecologists, with assistance of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (UK) submitted a successful grant to Carnegie Corporation, New York, to financially support the development of a local residency program In obstetrics and gynecology based at the two teaching hospitals In Accra and Kumasi. The famous Carnegie-funded Ghana Obstetrics and Gynecology Postgraduate Program has been extensively described elsewhere. Our objective in this paper is to describe the program, outline ' the major lessons learned, and suggest broader educational implications.
Description: This article was published by Frank WJ Anderson...[et.al]
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1359
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