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Vision
To provide safe, skilled and competent specialists in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology who will be leaders in providing quality health care to women all over Oman and also envision and implement National programs towards achieving excellence in women’s health issues.

Mission
The program aims to train and graduate competent, safe, skilled and knowledgeable specialists. This is a five year program of structured training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. At its completion, the trainee is expected to be a competent specialist capable of functioning independently in Obstetrics and Gynecology comparable to International Standards.

Overall ­Program Objectives
ACGME Competencies
  I.  Patient Care (PC)
  II.  Medical knowledge (MK)
  III.  Practice based learning and improvement (PBLI)
  IV.  Interpersonal and communication skills (ICS)
  V.  Professionalism (P)
  VI.  Systems-based practice (SBP)

  I.  Patient Care
Residents must be able to provide appropriate, compassionate and effective care for treatment of various problems relating to obstetrics and gynecology and promote women’s health. 

Residents must be able to:

  1. Demonstrate caring and respectful behavior when interacting with patients and their families. (PC,P,ICS)
  2. Gather essential information about patients by performing a complete and accurate medical history and physical examination. (PC,ICS,MK)
  3. Make informed decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions based on patient information and preferences, up-to-date scientific evidence and clinical judgment. (PC,PBLI,MK)
  4. Develop, negotiate and implement effective patient management plans. (PC,ICS,P,SBP)
  5. Counsel and educate patients and their families. (PC,PBLI,ICS,P,MK)
  6. Use information technology to support patient care decisions and patient education. (PC,PBLI,SBP)
  7. Perform competently all medical and invasive procedures considered essential for generalist practice in the discipline of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (PC,MK)
  8. Understand the differences between screening and diagnostic tests essential for generalist practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology. (PC,MK)

  II.  Medical knowledge
Residents must demonstrate knowledge of established, current and evolving knowledge in the field of obstetrics & gynecology and related sciences and apply this knowledge to patient care.

Residents must be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an investigatory and analytic thinking approach to clinical situations. (MK,PBLI)
  2. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the basic science background of women’s health and apply this knowledge to clinical problem solving, clinical decision making and critical thinking. (MK,PBLI,PC,SBP)
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the strengths and limitations of various research designs, and will during residency training, design and present the results of at least one prospective study which addresses an issue of relevance to the specialty. (MK,SBP,PBLI)

  III.  Practice Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI)
Residents must develop the ability to constantly self-evaluate their patient care with a view to improve their practice.

Residents must be able to:
  1. Identify areas for personal and practice improvement and implement strategies to enhance knowledge, skills, attitudes and processes of care, as well as making a commitment to life-long learning. (MK,P,SBP,PBLI)
  2. Analyze and evaluate personal practice experience and implement strategies to continually improve the quality of patient care. (PBLI, SBP,P,MK,PC)
  3. Locate, appraise and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to patients’ health problems. (PBLI,MK,PC)
  4. Obtain and use information about their population of patients. (PBLI, SBP, PC)
  5. Demonstrate receptiveness to instruction and feedback. (PBLI, ICS,P)
  6. Apply knowledge of study designs and statistical methods to the appraisal of clinical studies. (PBLI,MK,PC)
  7. Use information technology to manage information, access online medical information, and support their education. (PBLI,P,MK)
  8. Facilitate the learning of students and other health care professionals. (PBLI, ICS, SBP,MK)

  IV.  Interpersonal and Communication Skills (ICS)
 Residents must demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills and achieve a high level of competence in communicating with patients and relatives. Residents must also develop effective oral and written communication skills with other members of the health care team.

Residents must be able to:
  1. Sustain therapeutic and ethically sound relationships with patients, their relatives and colleagues. (ICS,P)
  2. Provide effective and professional consultation to other physicians and health care professionals. (ICS,P,SBP,MK,PBLI)
  3. Elicit and provide information using effective listening, non-verbal, and explanatory, questioning and writing skills. (ICS,P)
  4. Communicate effectively and appropriately with patients keeping cultural and socioeconomic background in view. (ICS, P,PC)
  5. Maintain comprehensive, timely and legible medical records. (ICS,P,PC)
  6. Communicate effectively as a member or leader of a health care team or other professional group. (ICS,SBP,P)

  V.  Professionalism (P)
Residents must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to a diverse population.

Residents must be able to:
  1. Demonstrate respect, compassion, integrity and responsiveness to the needs of patients and society that supersedes self-interest.(P,ICS)
  2. Demonstrate accountability to patients, society and the profession – uncompromised honesty (P,ICS), punctuality and efficiency(P) good work ethics, positive attitude and high initiative levels. (P)
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to excellence and ongoing professional development. (P,PBLI)
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to ethical principles of clinical care. (P,PC)
  5. Describe basic ethical concepts like autonomy, beneficence, justice and non-malfeasance. (P,ICS)
  6. Describe the process of informed healthcare decision making including specific components of informed consent decisions. (P,ICS,PC)
  7. Discuss surrogate decision making for incapacitated patients, who can act as proxy decision makers in healthcare choices. (P,PC,ICS)
  8. Describe legal, ethical and emotional issues surrounding withholding and withdrawing medical therapies. (P,MK,SBP,PC)
  9. Discuss appropriateness of using or limiting all available technology to sustain life and when it is appropriate to limit treatment. (P,ICS,SBP,PC)
  10. Discuss ethical implications of commonly used technologies in Obstetrics & Gynecology. (P,MK,SBP,PC)
  11. Analyze an ethical conflict and develop a ethically defensible and medically reasonable course of action. (P,PC,MK,ICS)
  12. Discuss important issues regarding stress management, substance abuse and sleep deprivation. (P,MK,ICS,PC)
  13. Maintain confidentiality of patient information and understand sources of loss of privacy in the health care system. (P,SBP,ICS)
  14. Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to culture, age, socioeconomic status, beliefs and disabilities of patients and colleagues. (P,ICS)

  VI.  Systems Based Practice (SBP)
Residents must demonstrate an awareness and responsiveness to the larger context of the health care system and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide optimal care.

Residents must be able to:
  1. Understand how their patient care and professional practices affect other health care professionals, their health care organization and society and how these in turn affect them and their practice. (SBP,PC,P,ICS)
  2. Practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation that does not compromise quality of care. (SBP,PC,P)
  3. Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities. (SBP,ICS,P)
  4. Acknowledge that patient safety is always the first concern of the physician, demonstrate ability to discuss errors in management and learn from errors to improve patient care, participate in Quality improvement activities and patient safety initiatives, participate in disclosure and discussion of adverse events with patients. (SBP,ICS,P,PBLI,PC,MK)
  5. Partner with health care managers and providers to assess and improve health care. (SBP,ICS,P,PBLI,PC)
  6. Describe a systematic plan for minimizing the risk of professional liability claims in clinical practice and medico-legal concepts regarding professional liability. (P,SBP,PC&ICS)

Chairman

DR.  LAMYA AL KHARUSI


Program Director

DR. NIHAL AL RIYAMI

Duration of the Residency Training Program:  Five (5) years

§  Outline of rotations

 Year One

Core Program

Residents will be introduced to general Obstetrics and Gynecology along with training at allied specialty rotations. Each block comprises 4 weeks.

 

They will undergo rotations in different departments as follows:

Year one

§ General Obstetrics                                                          - 5 blocks

§ General Gynecology                                                       - 4 blocks

§ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)                            - 1 block

§ Basic Obstetric Ultrasound                                            - 1 block

§ Emergency Medicine                                                      - 1 block

§ Annual Leave                                                                   - 1 block

 

Year Two

§ General Obstetrics                                                          - 5 blocks

§ General Gynecology                                                       - 4 blocks

§ Intensive Care Unit (ICU)                                                - 1 block

§ Birth Spacing /Family Planning Clinic                          - 1 block

§ Research                                                                          - 1 block

§ Annual Leave                                                                   - 1 block