The Gynecologic Oncology Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program is being implemented at two institutions in Ethiopia: Black Lion Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, both located in Addis Ababa. The hospitals are affiliated with Addis Ababa University’s School of Medicine, is the country’s largest general public hospital.
Dr. Bethel Dereje graduated the Mentorship and Training Program in 2021 and now serves as a local supervisor. She is an OB/GYN at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa. Dr. Dereje completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Addis Ababa University where she was a lecturer and Assistant Dean. Following her studies, Dr. Dereje taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students and served as coordinator of the undergraduate program for three years.
"I would like to pass my gratitude to all the IGCS team who supported the global program from inception to this date. Your determination has brought a change in the care of gynecologic cancer in the developing world. My heart felt gratitude goes to my mentors Carolyn Johnston and Rahel Ghebre for their unwavering support and commitment to strengthen our program."
Dr. Dawit Desalegn graduated the Mentorship and Training Program in 2021 and now serves as a local supervisor. He has worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist since 2015. In addition to his clinical activities, he serves as the secretory for the Clinical Ethics Committee of Black Lion Hospital. Dr. Worku joined the gynecologic oncology fellowship program due to the high number of cases coupled with a limited number of trained physicians capable of caring for women suffering from reproductive tract malignancies.
"It is an honor and privilege to be part of the IGCS fellowship program. I would like to thank my mentors and the IGCS team who have been instrumental for this program. I am looking forward to continued collaboration in fight against gynecologic cancer. Thank you!"
Dr. Tadesse Urgie
Dr. Esayas Berhanu Enoro
Dr. Biruck Gashawbeza
Dr. Malede Birara
Dr. Wondimu Gudu
Dr. Seid Kedir Hassen
Dr. Husnia Hussen
Dr. Gurmesa Merga
Dr. Meseret Olana
Dr. Bethel Dereje
Dr. Dawit Worku
Dr. Biruck Gashawbeza
Dr. Rahel Ghebre
Gynecologic Oncologist, University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Carolyn Johnston
Gynecologic Oncologist, University of Michigan, USA
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