Current New & Activities Of Medicine Department
The Department of Medicine provides guidance and support for our medical professionals who are undertaking their medical degree (MBBS), Master of Medical Sciences (Internal Medicine) , other speciality like Dermatology , Nuclear Medicine , Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology,Ophthalmology, Mental Health, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Obstetrics and Gynaecology , Surgery, Public Health, Emergency Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Family Medicine, Diploma of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Physiotherapy, Pharmacology and Doctor of Medical Sciences degree (General medicine). For our master and doctorate degree students, the department offers a wide range of research courses. Our own faculty members, serve as examiners for the majority of these courses and some of the specialty courses such as Mental Health , Ophthalmology, Family medicine and Medical Oncology.
Our department delivers an innovative and interactive weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) program for all our junior doctors to support their continuing professional development. We also support our medical professionals to take part in their international exams for the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) (UK). Since 1990, the department has been conducting the written component of the MRCP (UK) exam. And as of 2013 we have also conducted the clinical component of the MRCP (UK), knows as the Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES). Annually we have been hosting a team of representatives from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) who deliver the MRCP (UK) PACES training course to support our junior doctors in preparing for these exams.
Since May 2017, the Department of Medicine and New Yangon General Hospital (NYGH) have been collaborating with both the National Health Service (NHS) Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy (TVWLA) and the RCP from the UK to launch ‘Beware AKI’. This project has received funding from TVWLA Improving Global Health (IGH) programme and the Brighter Future from Foundation (UK) to recruit and support an in – country coordinator for 6 months. ‘Beware AKI’ is a quality improvement project that aims to develop, support and share improvement in the prevention, recognition and management of acute kidney injury (AKI) launched at NYGH with the vision to spread nationally across Myanmar.
In addition the Department of Medicine actively participates in events run by the University of Medicine 1, such as the Warso Robe Offering ceremony, the Ka Htain Robe Offering ceremony and the February Funfair.