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.

SUBFERTILITY: Globally the incidence of subfertility is rising. The management of subfertility is an important aspect of reproductive health care especially because subfertility leads to serious adverse psychological and social sequelae. A greater awareness of newer Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) together with increased expectations of infertile couples have led to an increased demand for fertility enhancing services. It is estimated that approximately 270,000 – 400,000 couples in Sri Lanka are sub-fertile and approximately 1% of them will require advanced treatment modalities including ART.

The problem is well appreciated in Sri Lanka and most Gynaecologists have a special interest in subfertility. However, management of subfertility in Sri Lanka is not well coordinated and sufficient infrastructure facilities are lacking. It is necessary that the Ministry of Health expands the facilities available for advanced treatment of couples with subfertility to complement the facilities available in the private sector. This training programme is to fulfil the need for fulltime specialists in subfertility.

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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