Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Obsgyn) was established in March 5th 1946 in Klaten. At that time the school was named Perguruan Tinggi Kedokteran. When the school moved to Yogyakarta, the Department of Obstetrics was one of the pioneers. Therefore, we have been conducting teaching and practice excellence for 70 years.

Many key milestones have been achieved. Currently, the Department of Obgyn has five divisions: Maternal Fetal Medicine, Fertility, Endocrinology and Reproduction (FER), Social Obstetrics, Gynecology Oncology, and Urogynecology& Reconstructive Surgery. Since 2005, Department of Obgyn has also been able to provide subspecialty training in FER, followed by the subspecialty training in Social Obstetrics since 2010. To fulfill our commitment to improve quality of education, one of our strategies is to collaborate with international education center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, such as the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (RCOG) since 2012. Our curriculum is designed in modules following the standard from the Indonesian Obstetrics and Gynecology Society and RCOG. We hope that these efforts will also result in improved quality of care.

Service and teaching activities in the division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and FER are mainly located in Gedung Bedah Sentral Terpadu (GBST) since 2002. The center for Fertility (Klinik Permata Hati) firstly conducted in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1997, and currently becomes one of the best fertility center in Indonesia. Our commitment to excellence in teaching and medical service is supported by research.Therefore, the Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Unit (ORU) plays an important role to support the research system in this department. In 2012-2015 ORU and the Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit became the leading research institution that held Cochrane systematic reviews in Indonesia.

We now have in total 54 academic staff dedicated in teaching, service and research, including five Full Professors, four PhDs, 20 consultants, and five specialists in Sardjito-Faculty of Medicine UGM, and also another 25 Specialists in our affiliated hospitals. With adequate number of staff, the ratio of teacher:residents is now ideal, 1:1.87.

Our department has key partners in education, research and clinical services, such as the Dutch School, The Hague Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Umeả University, UNFPA, RCOG, IARC, NCIand many others. Active collaborations are in place through staff exchange, academic and research collaborative research to improve quality of our teaching, research and service performance.

Milestones
Year Important Achievement
1946 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology established
1959 Specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecologystarted
1997 First IVF successfully conducte
2002 Permata Hati clinic for infertility established
2005 Subspecialty training launched
2012 MoU with RCOG signed to provide MRCOG-Iexamination
2012 Obstetrics and Gynecology Research established

 

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