Caption: Dr Amanda Noova-Hill with a colleague. Photo: SUPPLIED
A senior lecturer at the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences hopes to improve continuing professional education in Fiji and the Pacific through a fellowship grant from the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Assistant Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dr Amanda Noovao-Hill based at Lautoka Hospital said she felt honoured to be chosen for the fellowship.
“I have the good fortune of being mentored by well-grounded visionary O&G specialists and they are helping me to see the bigger picture and the value of developing not just myself but my colleagues and students and in the process improving quality of professionalism,” she said.
Dr Hill said the grant can be used to facilitate and attend workshops, meetings and conferences locally and overseas provided it has been approved by CMNHS.
Prior to receiving this award, Dr Hill was in the process of finalising the first surgical skills workshop for FNU’s Postgraduate O&G trainees with assistance of experts at Ministry of Health.
According to Dr Hill there were a few more projects lined up for ongoing professional development activities in Fiji and the Pacific through CMNHS.
Dr Hill expects to gain appreciation for the intricacies involved in teaching and learning – from setting up of a workshop to sourcing an Ox tongue for postgraduate surgical skills workshop, as well as evaluating the impact of EmNOC training for undergraduates to discovering how different curricula work in different medical school systems.
“I am grateful to Professor Ian Rouse, Dean of CMNHS and Professor Gyaneshwar HOD O&G, CMNHS, FNU for their ongoing support and encouragement while they continuously challenge me to do better,” said Dr Hill.
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