Scholars say that one of the ultimate goals of education is to solve problems in the society. Aiming at developing the skills of intern students to diagnose the societal issues and solve cooperatively, the University of Gondar College of Medicine and Health science (CMHS) organized its first round TTP training and orientation program from 20-22 February 2018 at Science Amba Hall.
Mr. Adane Niguse, the TTP coordinator, explained that in the training and orientation program, issues on the history of TTP (team-training program) philosophy, the challenge model, the concept of mini project writing, primary health care and community diagnosing were focuses of discussion. In this first round of TTP activities midwifery, optometry, health informatics and 5th medicine students are involved.
In the three-day training and orientation program, students attained the necessary skills and experiences about serving the community from well-experienced staff of the university. Some of the participant intern students of the training stated that theory alone could not make them ‘full’ health professionals so, practical lessons are mandatory. As they reflected, the practical session, i.e the team-training program, helps them experience how to work in the society under different and difficult conditions.
By Destaw Wagnew
Editor: Samuel Malede
Public and International Relations Directorate