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MAFP and Boston University Global Health Collaborative have provided Training of Faculty-Level1 in Mandalay with participation of the Mandalay General Practitioners’ Society. This program was started on December 11, 2017 and took 8 weeks of participatory learning experiences in developing curriculum and teaching materials including lectures, small group and case-based presentations. In each training week, on every Monday and Tuesday, two MAFP faculty in rotation went to Mandalay to facilitate the TOF sessions which took place at Myanmar Medical Association.
The participants are recruited from the members of Mandalay GP Society who are either Diploma in Family Medicine graduate or devoted GP with at least 5 year- experience, and who are also willing to teach students in ambulatory care clinics.
Many challenges were faced by the participants as well as the facilitators along the course. The main challenge to the participants was curriculum development using the computer skill in spreadsheet. To the MAFP facilitators, planning ahead of the program and implementing the training sessions were challenging as it was the first time for MAFP and BU to go out of Yangon for training of trainers. Another challenge to MAFP was readjusting the processes to create a teaching environment which allowed a flexibility for the participants, and yet the momentum of the process was maintained and objectives of the program were implemented.
As a result of the hard works to overcome these challenges, the TOF Level1-Mandalay could be successfully concluded on February 6, 2018 with a graduation ceremony in Ruby hall at Mandalay Myanmar Medical Association. The program produced 14 graduates who had to finish their projects upon the final week of training. In the graduation ceremony, the president of Myanmar Medical Association Prof.Khin Maung Myint, the rector of the University of Medicine Mandalay Prof.Khin Maung Lwin and the president of Mandalay General Practitioners’ Society Dr.Nay Win delivered speeches to congratulate the graduates and to express their support to the TOF program. It was followed by the speech of the vice-chairman of MAFP Dr.Win Lwin Thein in which he explained why MAFP was founded and what are the mission and vision of MAFP.
After that, the graduates of TOF level 1- Mandalay were offered certificates of achievement by Dr.Win Lwin Thein and Dr. Kyaw Thu, the program director of MAFP, and the ceremony was successfully concluded.