The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has a rich history of teaching and training, research and community oriented service delivery. The teaching platform includes all regional hospitals in the eThekwini Metropolitan region, the Pietermaritzburg complex, Stanger Hospital, Queen Nandi Hospital in Empangeni, as well as Port Shepstone Hospital. Students and registrars rotate through most of these places to ensure awareness of the various demographics, disease profile and socio-economic dynamics of our population.
We have contact with students at 3rd – final year, as well as Cuban Collaboration students who join us in their final year of medical training
3rd – This entails a series of foundational lectures over a 2 week period
4th years – Training in Gynaecology over a 6 week block at various regional hospital in Durban (Prince Mshiyeni, Mahatma Ghandi, RK Khan and Addington)
5th – The entire 5th year class is trained in Obstetrics based in the PMB complex over a 6 week block
6th – This is a seven week block comprising of both Obstetrics and Gynaecology based at KEH and IALCH
Cuban Collaboration students – This curriculum is similar to the final year SA MBChB students, over a 9 week block, based at Stanger and Queen Nandi Hospitals
*FCOG / MMed in Obs and Gynae – This is a minimum of 4 years of training (5 years in the near future), whose curriculum is set by the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a subsidiary of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA). Trainees are based either in the Durban circuit or PMB circuit, and rotate for various lengths in the different hospitals (intervals of 6+ months)
– To apply for registrar# / supernumerary position, the following are required
- Tertiary qualification (MBChB) / (BCHD/BDS) or equivalent; PLUS
- Current registration for Independent Practice with the Health Professions Council of South Africa;
- Twelve (12) months post Community Service experience as a Medical Officer, of which (6) months must be in O+G.
- Part 1A or 1B or fuII Part 1 or proof of attempted Part 1
- Supernumerary applications should be sent to postgraduate office (Ms Thuli Ngcobo @ firstname.lastname@example.org and cc Grace Ngubane @ email@example.com
- Do not apply directly for MMed, this is done once the position for training (registrar / supernumerary) is secured
#the advert for positions is released by the Department of Health once a year around July/August
*MMedSci (Obs and Gynae) – this program is offered to all our specialists without a Masters degree, or alternatively through other health related junior qualifications, or in collaboration with other departments.
*Sub-specialist Certificates in Feto-maternal / Gynae oncology / Urogynaecology
*Yearly O+G Symposium Update (certificate of attendance only)
*Workshops (e.g. fetal Untrasound) – certificate of attendance only
*PhD – contact the department
The department holds 2 formal morning meetings (07h30 – 08h30) aimed at training for postgraduates. These are tele-linked to PMB and Queen Nandi, Stanger Hospitals, and others in Durban. Part 1 tutorials take place once a week (enquire with secretary), and part 2 tutorials every Tuesday afternoon (various consultants), Wednesday afternoon (Dr Ramphal / Prof Sebitloane), and Saturday morning (Prof J Moodley)