UofT OBGYN Resident Dr. Evan Taerk instructs on LEEP (Loop electrosurgical excision procedure) technique in Eldoret.
Faculty and trainees from Moi University and the University of Toronto have the opportunity to participate in placements in reproductive health in Toronto and Eldoret, respectively. The bilateral exchange is generously supported by the Alan Bocking Scholarship as well as by funding from the University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and partner hospitals, Mount Sinai, St. Michael’s, and Sunnybrook. For more information, see our Get Involved page.
Education at Moi University
Since 2005, faculty members from the University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology have participated in placements at Moi University’s School of Medicine/Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MUSOM/MTRH), supporting undergraduate and faculty education. This included important core development of both Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Gynecologic Oncology, two reproductive health subspecialties that are lacking in Kenya.
In order to provide education opportunities for House Staff at MTRH, “MTRH-Toronto Teaching Rounds” have been instituted every Friday at noon. These rounds provide informal teaching and open a dialogue for the Interns and Medical Officers at MRTH. All Toronto visitors are encouraged to attend.
Education at the University of Toronto
Several Kenyan Department of Reproductive Health (DRH) physicians from MUSOM/MTRH have visited the University of Toronto, conducting observerships in cervical cancer care. Each year, two senior Kenyan undergraduate medical students from MUSOM complete a six-week medical rotation at Mount Sinai Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Kenyan postgraduate OBGYN residents also conduct electives in Toronto. This allows for the development of both personal and professional relationships, a broad exposure to high-quality medical care, and a vision for Kenya’s potential.
Management of labor here [at Mt. Sinai and St. Michael’s Hospitals] is just remarkable.