The Board of Study in Obstetrics and Gynaecology conducts Post MD subspecialty training programmes in Gynaecological Oncology and Subfertility. Changes in the higher education sphere in relation to training and assessments coupled with advances in the respective areas of sub-specialization have necessitated revision of the prospectus. The programmes meet the requirements of the relevant qualification descriptors and level descriptors of the Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework, and is set at Level 12 of the Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework.

GYNAECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY: Cancers know no boundaries in relation to organs. It rapidly disseminates to affect other systems. Therefore, oncology is a specialty where a wide understanding of the possible effects of a single disease is required before embarking on independent practice. Gynaecological Oncology encompasses the diagnosis and management of Gynaecological malignancies. Due to lack of effective organized screening programmes majority of women with gynaecological cancers in Sri Lanka present in advanced stages. Gynaecological oncological surgery readily crosses in to other disciplines such as vascular surgery, colorectal surgery, urology and plastic surgery.

Therefore, a multi-disciplinary approach is essential in the management. These services are best provided in cancer centres where radiotherapy and chemotherapy facilities are available.

As over 2000 gynaecological cancer patients are detected annually in the country, services of qualified gynaecological oncologists would improve the quality of treatment and hence survival. Therefore, gynaecological oncology has become a specialty on its own, and meticulous skills are needed to be acquired for safe and effective clinical practice. The mission of the programme is to fulfil the need for fulltime specialists in gynaecological oncology.

A Specialist trained in a subspecialty should:

  1. have appropriate diagnostic, operative, counselling, risk management, and medico-legal skills
  2. have appropriate professional attitudes
  3. be able to clearly document and prioritize problems
  4. be able to carry out and also supervise research and clinical audits
  5. be committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  6. be able to disseminate knowledge effectively
  7. have adequate communication skills
  8. have adequate knowledge and skills in Information Technology
  9. have administrative and organizational skills

Candidates who are successful at the MD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology examination are eligible to apply. Prevailing PGIM rules and regulations do not entertain dual board certification.

Please refer to the relevant prospectus for the most up to date information. The prospectus of a particular programme contains official information pertaining to a programme approved by the Board of Management, University Senate and the University Grants Commission

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