The PgDRH was launched by the PGIM in 2008 with the aim of equipping medical professionals with the basic expertise in knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a medical officer assigned to a service area in obstetrics and gynaecology with special reference to reproductive health. The required expertise may be in a hospital setting or in the field setting. The duties will consist of clinical responsibilities, prevention, early identification, counseling and provision of health education in relevant areas in Reproductive Health. In doing so the medical officer should function with other members of the health team as a productive member providing leadership when necessary.

The PgDRH is accepted by the Public Service Commission and Ministry of Health for promotion of medical officers to Grade 1.

At the completion of the training programme the trainee should be able to:

  1. demonstrate clear understanding of theoretical knowledge.
  2. display critical awareness of current issues in the subject area.
  3. apply techniques relevant to professional practice.
  4. deal with complex issues systematically and creatively, and make sound judgments and communicate decisions clearly to others.
  5. demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems.
  6. plan and implement tasks independently in a professional manner.
  7. demonstrate their ability to engage in continuing professional development.

To be eligible to apply for the PgDRH applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a medical degree registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council.
  2. Satisfactory completion of internship acceptable to the Sri Lanka Medical Council.
  3. Satisfactory completion of three years of work experience after completion of internship.
  4. Comply with PGIM general regulations relevant to selection of trainees.

The above criteria must have been satisfied by the applicant as at the date of closure of applications. Non-state sector graduates and foreign nationals seeking entry are governed by the relevant General Regulations and Guidelines of the PGIM. The decision of the Board of Management of the PGIM shall be final in all such applications.

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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