[lang_en]On September 9th, 2009, first year residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa participated in the first CNIS Structured Operative Obstetrics Course adapted for Canadian trainees. Residents reviewed surgical principles and anatomy, and each performed their first simulated cesarean section simulation from skin to skin. The feedback from our residents was overwhelmingly positive. One of our residents even went on to confidently perform her first cesarean section shortly after the course.
All of the residents agreed that the course represented their first and only formal teaching they had received on cesarean sections during their training to date.
The participants were also introduced to the CNIS and were enthusiastic about participating in its activities.
Course instructors Dr. Hassan Shenassa, Dr. Dante Pascali, Dr. Andy Narine and Dr. Hisham Khalil also enjoyed the opportunity to deliver the course, hoping to eventually travel to Tanzania to offer the program in the New Year.
Special thanks to all of the course participants and the CNIS, Dr. Lett and Dr. Christilaw for their enthusiastic support.
Text Provided by Dr. Dr. Hisham Khalil. Photos by Dr. Hassan Shenassa