The Training Center in Bangkok, Thailand, was opened on March 20, 2006. The center is based in Siriraj Hospital, one of the largest facilities in the region with 2,500 beds and a medical school. Associate Professor Sathaporn Manatsathit is the Director of the center.
Due to the fact that all trainees should have hands-on practice during their training period, several training sites within the Bangkok Metropolitan Area have been included so that an appropriate number of patients and endoscopic events can be accommodated.
The major training site is in Siriraj Hospital (3rd floor of the 84th Siriraj Anniversary Building).
Satellite training sites are located in Chulalongkorn Hospital, Ramathibodi Hospital, King Mongkut Hospital, Rajavithi Hospital, Police Hospital, and King Bhumiphol Hospital, where endoscopic equipment and well trained endoscopy staff are available.
In addition, further satellite training sites are available in the north of the country at Songkla Hospital, Khon Kaen Hospital, and Chiengmai Hospital.
Basic Upper and Lower GI Courses: Ms. Chalotorn Olanprasert
Advance Therapeutic Surgery: Ms. Kittaya Bureerat
For more comprehensive information on the Bangkok Training Center, including the trainee application process, course offerings, and other details, please refer to the downloadable pdf:
UPDATE - May 14, 2018: The Siriraj Center has suspended the ERCP training course temporarily due to internal changes of training structure and personals.
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The WGO would like to give special thanks to the Gastroenterology Association of Thailand and Olympus for their support and sponsorship of the WGO Bangkok Training Center.