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Mandeville Hospital boosts education capacity

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2016 | 5:00 AM
Regional Director of the SRHA, Michael Bent (foreground) and Dr Ukala (partly hidden) unveil the sign to the Teaching Room on Friday, May 20. The room will be used to facilitate the teaching of medical students, conducting clinical meetings and reviewing medical journals, in addition to formulating and executing research.

Medical education boost

The Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) boosted its capacity for medical education with the opening of an internal medicine teaching room, to be used for teaching medical students, conduct clinical meetings and review medical journals in addition to formulating and executing research.

The teaching room was co-sponsored by the 2014 board of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) and proceeds from the book, Clinical Dialogues in Hospital Medicine by Dr Gabriel Ukala, a consultant physician and head of Internal Medicine at the MRH.

Speaking at the opening of the teaching room on May 20, regional director of the SRHA, Michael Bent, noted the SRHA fully supports the initiative which will enhance the delivery of healthcare.

He added that he is confident that the use of the room will contribute to sharpening the skills of the internal medicine team, and reiterated support for initiatives seeking to enhance service delivery and patient care.

The book, Clinical Dialogues in Hospital Medicine, is based on Dr Ukala's clinical experiences in Jamaica over the years and documents classical medical ward round proceedings.