Health Professions Education

COMAHS students receiving final instructions and managing some last examination nervousness before COMAHS' first ever OSCEs in February 2016

COMAHS students receiving final instructions and managing some last minute examination nervousness before COMAHS’ first ever OSCEs in February 2016

The King’s Sierra Leone Partnership supports undergraduate and postgraduate education, and in-service training across a wide variety of healthcare professions.

We have been contributing to the internship programme for newly qualified doctors through educational meetings and ward-based teaching. In-country post-graduate specialist training is a priority for Sierra Leone and we are members of the MOHS Postgraduate Training Committee. We are supporting our surgical and internal medicine colleagues at Connaught Hospital as they work towards providing specialist training through the relevant West African Colleges.

In-service training is an area that all our clinical volunteers are actively involved in. We aim to deliver training with local leaders so that they are equipped to continue this training in the future.

The health professions education work is lead from the UK by Professor John Rees, Professor of Medical Education (with the support of educationalists from across King’s College London) and in Sierra Leone by Suzanne Thomas, Education Manager. For further information contact John Rees – john.rees@kcl.ac.uk or Suzanne Thomas – suzanne.thomas@kcl.ac.uk.