Open enrollment for maternal-fetal medicine and urogynecology fellowship programs at YEKATIT 12 HOSPITAL MEDICAL COLLEGE Abebech Gobena MC Hospital

Yekatit 12 hospital medical college (Y12 HMC) Announcement for enrollment to maternal-fetal medicine and urogynecology fellowship programs.
The department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Y12HMC kindly invites all qualifying candidates to apply for maternal-fetal medicine and urogynecology for the year 2022/2023 G.C.

Background and General information

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Y12HMC as mandated by the Academic Commission of the college has planned to start the above-mentioned fellowship programs. The primary goal of these fellowship programs is to produce physicians who are competent clinicians, trainers, researchers, advocates, and leaders in all issues related to respective sub-specialty disciplines and broader reproductive health.

These are two years programs at the end of which candidates will become subspecialists in respective fellowship programs. The training will involve clinical attachments, deductive trainings (seminars, tutorials, online lectures, research training, and mentorship), with possible attachments abroad (depending on the availability of resources and a competitive basis) attending various local and international relevant conferences, and taking a supervisory role in the training of residents, undergraduate medical students and related in-service trainings.

Fellows are also expected to conduct high-standard research in their respective programs as part of a requirement for completion of the fellowship.

Requirements and Schedule for enrollment:

  • September 2022
  • Two fellowship positions are available for enrollment in each program.
  • The candidate should be graduate from a recognized medical school with Doctor of Medicine and a specialty in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • The candidate must complete a screening process for admission to be conducted by the Y12 HMC Obstetrics and Gynecology department.
  • The candidate should produce two recommendation letters from their respective institutions.
  • The candidate should be registered and licensed to practice obstetrics and gynecology by the relevant authority in Ethiopia.
  • The candidate should have adequate mental and physical health
  • The candidate should be a staff of Y12 HMC
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged.

Queries regarding the fellowship can be addressed to Dr. Tizita Abraham, email ( or Dr. Ananya Solomon, email (

*All interested applicants can apply in person to the office of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from July 1 to 15, 2022. Applicants should write a letter of intent of no more than 750 words explaining why they are interested in the fellowship, how this will impact their career and their long-term professional goals.

Applicants should submit an application letter, letter of intent, recent CV, and copy of credentials including copies of degree, student grade report, and two letters of recommendation in a sealed envelope.

Dr. Tizita Abraham
Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


The Mighty Hands: An Ethiopian Descent Neurosurgeon become the first in the world to perform minimally invasive spine surgery using the Excelsius3D 3-in-1 intelligent imaging system.

Mesfin Lemma, MD, spine surgeon at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, recently became the first in the world to perform minimally invasive spine surgery using the Excelsius3D 3-in-1 intelligent imaging system. Because Excelsius3D 3-in-1 intelligent imaging system shows real-time video in 3D, it allows us to do the surgery more precisely and more minimally invasively. Consolidating cone-beam CT, fluoroscopy, and digital radiography into a single unit eliminates the need for multiple imaging devices. This can save time during the procedure, which means less time under anesthesia for our patients.

Dr. Mesfin Lemma is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in the surgical treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine disorders. 

Dr. Mesfin Aklilu Lemma

His areas of intellectual interest and clinical expertise center around minimally invasive spine surgery. Using tubular retractors in lieu of traditional open surgery, state-of-the-art technologies, and computer-assisted navigation allows Dr. Lemma to deliver to his patients the best solutions with the least amount of invasion.

A large portion of his practice also focuses on spinal problems in the elderly, rheumatoid arthritis of the spine, spinal deformity, and revision spinal surgery.

Dr. Mesfin is an Ethiopian descent, a son of Professor Aklilu Lemma. He has made his country and his dad proud! congratulate Dr Mesfin Lema on behalf of all Ethiopian Doctors. We hope that one day he will get back to Ethiopia to teach and practice Medicine. Now a days, we have many more brilliant and gifted Surgeons like the St.Pauls Millennium Hospital Neurosurgeon Dr. Moti Belay Daba, and The Addis Ababa University Black Lion Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow Dr. Desalegn Fekadu and Many more.

Dr. Moti Belay (Neurosurgeon)
Dr. Desalegn Fekadu (Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow)

FYI, they are also working at one of the newly emerging versatile care center Yookoo Clinic along with the famous world class Cardiologist and Internist Dr. Senbeta Guteta.


Monkeypox Reported from 11 Countries- WHO

According to World health Organization (WHO), Monkeypox has so far been reported from 11 countries that normally don’t have the disease.

WHO says they are working with these countries & others to expand surveillance, and provide guidance. There are about 80 confirmed cases, and 50 pending investigations. More likely to be reported.

Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms very similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although it is clinically less severe. It is caused by monkeypox virus, a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxvirida.

Monkeypox is transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal, or with material contaminated with the virus. It can also be transmitted from one person to another by close contact with lesions, body fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated materials such as bedding.

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