Director: Professor Naima Amrani
The Rabat Training Center was opened in 2003. It is situated in the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Mohammed V-Souissi University. It is open to all French speaking gastroenterologists, in particular from Africa, willing to improve their theoretical and practical knowledge, in the fields of hepatology and gastroenterology. It has benefited from the assistance of experts from several countries, including Germany, England, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Senegal, Sweden, and Turkey.
Since its opening in January 2003, the Center has organized regular training sessions ranging from ten days to internships of 4 years. Attendees have come from all over French speaking Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, and over 350 practitioners have already received training. The training program includes theorectical courses and practical applications of techniques, particularly in endoscopy and echography. All the sessions are conducted by experts, who are well known and renowned for their knowledge and their educational methods. As French speaking Africa is often isolated from international expertise and meetings due to the constraints of language, the Rabat Training Center organizes simultaneous interpretation of guest speakers into French, allowing trainees first hand contact with international experts.
The multimedia library is an excellent resource for trainees, allowing them access to the best electronic documents in their chosen discipline, and the teleconferencing facility gives the Institute access to the best minds in gastroenterology anywhere in the world. Short courses offered at the Center are also recorded on video and participants receive a copy on CD Rom at the end of the course.
The Center enjoys productive partnerships with various national and international bodies. In practical terms these partnerships represent access to experts and modern educational technical materials, as well as grants or funds helping the African practitioners to attend training at the Center- travel funding has emerged as a particular challenge faced by delegates.
The WGO Training Center in Rabat takes its national, African, and international responsibilities very seriously, and is with the assistance of the International community, seeking to develop its offerings to students, ensuring that they have continued access to the best in both instruction and technology.
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The Center is located at the “Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie de Rabat” near the Ibn Sina University Hospital, the largest hospital in the Kingdom of Morocco.
The Center has its own sites composed of the following:
The location of the site allows the Center to benefit from logistical and equipment support from the University and from the Ibn Sina Hospital (See http://wgo-rtc.um5s.ac.ma).
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Center Director: Professor Naima Amrani (French speaking)
For more comprehensive information on the Rabat Training Center, including trainee application process, course offerings, and other details, please refer to the downloadable pdf:
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WGO wishes to acknowledge the following for their support and sponsorship of the Rabat Training Center.
WGO wishes also to acknowledge the following companies for their support and sponsorship: AstraZeneca, Cook Medical, ERBE, MSD, Olympus, Pharmaceutical Institute, Pentax, Roche and Sothema.