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eTG Complete in use at National University of Samoa

eTG Complete access for National University of Samoa (NUS) – February 2017

The Developing Countries Program has provided access to eTG Complete to the School Of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the National University of Samoa. Currently, the school has 51 medical students across 6 years of study. 20 students are completing their clinical years (years 4-6) and have provided feedback that access to Therapeutic Guidelines has been very helpful to them in their studies.

The medical school was established in 2015. As a new school, having access to up to date online resources is of great benefit to both staff and students at the University. Finding the resource hugely useful, the medical school has  extended an invitation to NUS nursing students and clinicians to take advantage of eTG Complete within the faculty of medicine library.

 

From left: Dr Cynthia Kuanch (final year dermatology registrar), Dr Joicey Otmar (Dermatology Registrar), Dr Niyati Sharma (visiting Dermatologist to PNG), Prof John Vince, Deputy Dean at University of PNG, Port Moresby General Hospital.

Donation to Papua New Guinea- October 2016

The Developing Countries Program donated a set of Therapeutic Guidelines books for use in the library of the Medical School of the University of PNG in Port Moresby, where they are much appreciated by staff and students in the program.

Dr Niyati Sharma ( pictured ) was a member of Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd’s expert group for Dermatology 4. In October 2016, she travelled to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, to teach dermatology registrars at the Port Moresby General Hospital and University of Papua New Guinea Medical School.

This was a significant contribution as the medical school library resources were very depleted and these Therapeutic Guideline books will make a real difference to students and staff – and then to future patient outcomes in PNG.

Internal Medicine Conference attendees.

Internal Medicine Conference, Fiji – August 2016

Therapeutic Guidelines Medical Advisor, Professor Rob Moulds, presented at the Internal Medicine Organisation of the Pacific meeting in Fiji in August 2016.

Erin Nunan, the Developing Countries Program Manager also attended the meeting on behalf of the TG Foundation, and together they presented a workshop on Guidelines in Pacific Island Countries.

This was an important opportunity because they were able to share how the TG Foundation is able to assist with the development, promulgation and evaluation of local guidelines.

The meeting presented an excellent forum for the internal medicine specialists to consult with their colleagues, share experiences and hear about new advances in medicine relevant to their work in isolated, and often very resource poor environments.

The meeting was invaluable because the internal medicine specialists in the Pacific Island countries were made aware of the Therapeutic Guidelines Foundation and Developing Countries Program (and Erin received valuable feedback on how the physicians viewed the place of guidelines, and the barriers in each different country to guideline development and implementation).