Residency Training Programme
The residency training programme in community medicine aims to train specialists in community medicine who would be able to practice as consultant Community Health Physicians at various levels of health care delivery of the country: from Federal to State and Local Government levels. The department has been fully involved in this programme for close to 3 decades now and during this period has produced several consultants in Public Health. Under this programmes residents are expected to be involved in:
- Posting: This involves both clinical and filed posting, and it could be outside the teaching (e.g International Health) or within the hospital. At the end of each posting, the supervisor certifies that the resident has performed the posting satisfactorily well and documented in a log book.
- Postgraduate seminars: Residents are also expected to be assigned a topic for presentation at postgraduate seminar that holds forth nightly. It is part of the requirement for setting at the two examinations of either of the Colleges. Each presentation by a resident is entered into a log book provided and the moderators of the session sign in confirmation.
- Field activities: From time to time as the case warrants, residents are involved in field activities/epidemiology especially at the prompt of an epidemic.