The Obstetrics and Gynecology department of the SPHMMC is one of the pioneers to launch residency program in the college. It was established in 2012-13G.c admitting the first 7 residents. So far it has successfully graduated the 2nd batch of competent ObGyns who are serving in the various regions of Ethiopia. The program has increased its capacity progressively and currently the average number of admissions is 28 per year.

The residency program is a 4yrs training given in rotations at Saint Paul’s, Ras Desta, Yekatit 12 and Menilik Hospitals; Kolfe health center and Hamlin Fistula Hospital. There is also a one month rural (community) attachment for 3rd year students at Worabe (SNNP region). Residents also have the privilege to acquire international experience through yearly travels abroad (notably Germany, US and Rwanda). The utilization of innovative teaching approaches and many affiliate sites for the training mark the peculiar features of the residency program.


To produce qualified and committed Obstetricians and Gynecologists who provide comprehensive care and services for the promotion of the reproductive & sexual health, for reduction of the currently high rate of maternal and perinatal mortality/morbidity.


The Objectives of this specialty training program in Obstetrics and Gynecology will be:

  • To train medical doctors who would be capable of providing comprehensive clinical care in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • To prepare residents to participate in teaching and learning activities of residents themselves, integrated emergency obstetrics and surgery students, medical students and other health science students.
  • To equip residents in evaluation of evidences and critical appraisal scientific journals
  • To prepare residents for further sub-speciality trainings in Obstetrics and Gynecology.



Graduate Profile

Patient Care
Residents are expected to provide patient care in Obstetric and Gynecologic conditions; which is compassionate, appropriate and effective

Medical Knowledge
Residents are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.

Practice Based Learning and Improvement
Residents are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care practices.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Residents are expected to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of healthcare teams.

Professionalism and ethics
Residents are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession, and society.

Systems Based Practice
Residents are expected to demonstrate both understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve and optimize health care.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate from a recognized university with a degree in Doctor of Medicine
  • Work experience as per the institution’s legislation guidelines
  • Two recommendation letters from recognized persons or university (One from professional referee & another from academic referee).
  • Comply with the rules and regulations of graduate program of the university
  • Comply with the rules and regulations of the national policies of the graduate programs pertaining to medicine.
  • Complete physical and mental health to be determined by the department.

Graduation requirement

The resident should

  1. Complete 4 years of the academic program successfully.
  2. Defended their thesis successfully.
  3. Pass the final examination with 70% and above

Nomenclature of the certificate

  • Specialty certificate in Obstetrics and Gynecology