Subspeciality training post in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Subspeciality training post in Maternal and Fetal Medicine

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand is offering a 2-year subspeciality training post in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. The post is privately funded. Training will be accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), and successful completion of the training will be certified by the appropriate subspeciality examination of the College of Medicine of South Africa.

Requirements and criteria:
  1. The post will be one of Specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
  2. The applicant must be registered with the HPCSA as a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist.
  3. While subject to subspeciality training, the applicant will be involved in clinical departmental duties at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital related to the subspeciality, and, for the purposes of overtime work, in after-hours general obstetric and gynaecological duties. Training will also include attachments at Morningside Medi-Clinic as part of the teaching platform.

Objectives of training:

  1. Broad knowledge of the physiology and pathology of the pregnant woman and the fetus, and competence in the investigation and management of both medical and surgical disorders of both patients, to the extent of offering postgraduate teaching and in providing a consultancy service to obstetricians/gynaecologists.
  2. Detailed knowledge of the modes of presentation, diagnosis and treatment of commonly occurring maternal and fetal conditions, and be capable of independent management with a high level of expertise in these conditions, including maternal pregnancy-specific and medical conditions, fetal growth restriction, fetal hypoxia, fetal malformations, genetic and hereditary diseases, hydrops fetalis, liquor volume abnormalities, multiple pregnancy, red cell isoimmunisation and other more rare conditions.
  3. Knowledge and skill in the fields of ultrasound and invasive procedures, including Doppler ultrasound, all aspects of pregnancy ultrasound as well as other imaging techniques, and ultrasound guided invasive procedures.
  4. Knowledge and skill in care of critically ill maternal patients and the impact of such care impacts on the fetus. This will necessarily encompass the entire field of maternal medicine.
  5. Completion of a research project in maternal and fetal medicine

Applications and inquiries covering letter, motivation and curriculum vitae - should be directed to Professor E J Buchmann, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Email: Telephone: 0119338156 (Mrs H Toyana). Closing date: 15 January 2011.