Here is a summary of training activities from January to June 2018.
January 3, 2018 – Flag Ceremony sponsored by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Figure 1 shows consultants and residents prepared for the first flag ceremony for 2018 sponsored by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Figure 2 shows picture-taking session with the Executive Committee (EXECOM) members after the flag ceremony and modern dance presentation by the consultants and residents of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
January 5, 2018 – General Assembly and Presentation of Annual Statistics
Stakeholders of the VSMMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology were invited to attend the General Assembly and 2017 Annual Statistics Presentation. Attendees were from the Cebu Provincial Health Office with the Chiefs of Cebu Provincial Hospitals, City Health Offices (Mandaue City, Cebu City and Talisay City) with the Chiefs of the Different City Hospitals, as well as representatives from the Department of Health Regional Office VII.
Figure 3. Class Picture of Stakeholders attending the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology General Assembly and Annual Statistics
Figure 4. Department Picture-Taking during the Annual General Assembly
January 18, 2018 - POGS Cebu chapter Residents’ Interesting Case Contest
Two of our residents were included as finalists in the POGS Cebu Residents’ Interesting Case Contest in Chong Hua Mandaue Hospital Conference Room:
Figure 5. Consultant co-authors and other co-residents attended the contest to lend moral support to the resident finalists
Dr Genevieve Vista / Dr Helen Madamba presented a case of Pulmonary Aspergilloma in pregnancy, which was also a finalist in the poster presentation at the 2017 PSMID Annual Convention in PICC, Manila
January 26, 2018 - Visit by POGS Philippine Nationwide Statistics System
Figure 6. Welcoming Committee for the representatives of the POGS PNSS
February 2, 2018 – Annual Trophoblastic Disease Census
There are several patients admitted under the Department with Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases – from hydatidiform moles to gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, a type of cancer which is highly responsive to chemotherapy.
Figure 7. Dr Thalia Tubungbanua and Dr Donnah Laizabeth Dones present the 2017 Annual Trophoblastic Diseases Census
February 21, 2018 - POGS Cebu Interesting Case Writing Workshop
To improve research skills of residents in writing case reports and/or case series, POGS Cebu tapped an expert to conduct a workshop on writing interesting case reports and case series at Southwestern University. First year residents from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology participate in the workshop.
Figure 8. Residents of Different Training Hospitals attend POGS Cebu Interesting Case Writing Workshop
February 26, 2018 – POGS Mock Exams
To simulate the oral diplomate examinations, the POGS Cebu chapter organized unified residents mock oral examinations for senior residents. Dr Karen Kris Balbosa, Dr Gladys Hojas, Dr Michelle Alcantara and Dr Mhea Lasola participated in these mock oral exams.
Figure 9. Chair, training officer and senior residents of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology participate in the unified resident mock oral examinations
March 1, 2018 – Quarterly Maternal-Perinatal Statistics and Census of Referrals
Stakeholders of the VSMMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology grouped together to form the Technical Working Group which aims to reduce maternal mortality and improve the system of referrals. Talks about a memorandum of agreement was begun, to allow two-way referral between VSMMC and Cebu Provincial Hospitals. Each referring institution presented their accomplishment reports as well.
Figure 10. Members of the Technical Working Group for Maternal-Perinatal Statistics during the first quarter maternal-perinatal statistics
April 22-24, 2018 – Department Team Building Activity
During the teambuilding activity, the consultants and residents were divided into four (4) teams: yellow, pink, blue and green teams.
Figure 11. Consultants and residents take the day off to engage in team-building activities promoting cooperation, communication and camaraderie.
May 8-9, 2018 - Central Visayas Consortium on Health Research and Development (CVCHRD) Central Visayas Research and Innovation Conference
Two of our residents, Dr Cindivy Rupita and Dr Karen Kris Balbosa represented the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and VSMMC during the CVCHRD Central Visayas Research and Innovation Conference last May 8-9, 2018 at the Cebu Normal University. Dr Cindivy Rupita presented her research on the Association of Adverse Childhood Experiences with Teenage Pregnancy in the infomercial contest, while Dr. Karen Kris Balbosa presented her research on Anemia in Pregnancy as an infographic, which won the Best Infographic Award.
Figure 12. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology represented VSMMC in the CVCHRD Central Visayas Research and Innovation Conference
May 23, 2018 – National VIA Day
As part of the celebration of Scarlet May for cervical cancer awareness campaign, we conducted the National Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) Day with lectures, cervical cancer screening with VIA and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of 100 patients.
Figure 13. Prominent obstetricians grace the National VIA Day celebration of
VSMMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
May 20, 2018 – Consolacion Mass VIA Screening Activity
Figure 14. Consultants and residents of the department volunteer in the POGS Cebu chapter community outreach activity on VIA cervical cancer screening
June 22, 2018 - Urogynecology Workshop
We were blessed to have with us an expert in Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery, Dr Geoffrey Que, a medical specialist from Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) to give a lecture and to demonstrate the cystometrogram (CMG) urodynamic studies and surgical missions on patients with pelvic organ prolapse.
Figure 15. The consultants and residents
with Dr Geoffrey Que
June 29 – Pre-residency Training
The Department welcomed eight (8) applicants for residency training who underwent two weeks of pre-residency rotation at the labor room and in specified service areas.
Figure 16. Eight (8) pre-residents presented their patients in a case conference
Department-Sponsored Voluntary Bloodletting Activity
Even Williams noted that “Obstetrics is a bloody business!” hence hemorrhage remains a top cause of maternal death. To address the scarcity of blood units available for emergency life-saving blood transfusion, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology organized voluntary bloodletting activities with partners from the community. From a bi-annual activity, we made it a quarterly activity to enhance collection of blood units for our patients.
Figure 21. Consultants, residents, post-graduate interns and medical interns donate blood to save lives.
This effort was recognized by the Department of Health Regional Office VII and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was awarded the Luis Flores Awared last April 27, 2018 at the Summit Circle, Fuente Osmena, Cebu City.
Figure 22. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was awarde a certificate and a plaque of appreciation for the voluntary bloodletting activities organized.