Patras University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Head of Department
Professor George L. Adonakis MD, PhD, Vice-Dean of Medical School.
The General Academic Hospital of Patras with a capacity of 800 beds and an area of 75,000 sq. m. it is the largest Hospital in the region of Peloponnese and one of the largest hospitals in Greece with over 10,000 operations performed, and over 300,000 cases handled each year. The hospital is affiliated with the University of Patras and its construction was completed in 1988. It covers a population of 1,200,000. Our Department offers full training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology following the directions of the Greek Health Ministry and the EBCOG syllabus. Trainees acquire the desirable hands on training but also have opportunities to develop research, management and teaching skills. They are encouraged to attend conferences and courses and therefore take evidence based decisions in the everyday clinical practice. Emphasis is given to continuous education and the achievement of a strong background of theoretical knowledge along with practical skills. The role of tutors is to encourage trainees, set educational goals, assess their progress and identify individual educational needs Importance of team work! Collaboration with midwives, anesthetists, neonatologists, pathologists, medical oncologists and general surgeons is fundamental - ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and patients.
Strong points of centre
Opportunities and facilities for training are very good
Theoretical training is very well organised
Excellent opportunities for research
Senior staff is very enthusiastic