PROFESSOR UCHE ONWUDIEGWU
Uche Onwudiegwu is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist at the College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University/Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun State. He obtained his basic medical degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1979 and obtained the fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons (FWACS) in ObGyn in 1987. He joined the services of the Obafemi Awolowo University and Teaching Hospital in 1988 as Lecturer I/consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and rose through the ranks to Senior lecturer (1990), Associate Professor (1993) and full Professor (1999). He received various fellowship awards and underwent further trainings in Harvard University School of Public Health (as Takemi Fellow, 1993/94), in Uppsala (Sweden) University Academiska Hospital (Oncology fellow, 1994), St. Bartholomew Oncology Hospital, North London (Oncology fellow, 2002), at the University of Illinois @ Chicago/FAIMER Institute (medical education fellow, 2004/5) and in Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (Reproductive Health Fellow, 1988, 2009).
He is a trained medical education expert and an International Fellow in Medical Education (with distinction) from FAIMER in the U.S.A; specializing in Curriculum Development and Assessment Techniques. His clinical areas of interest are cervical oncology, safer motherhood/quality maternal care and adolescent reproductive health.
He is a pioneer trainer and capacity builder in medical curriculum development and assessment techniques in the West African sub-region. He has given over 25 presentations, seminars and TOT workshops to medical schools, postgraduate medical colleges, medical societies and professional associations as well as published journal articles in medical education. He has trained and initiated the use of OSCE formats of assessments in twelve medical schools across the country. He is a technical consultant on medical education to the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria as well as on Continued Professional Development.
He has over 85 learned publications in ObGyn and medical education. He is the President of the Nigerian Association of Medical Educators (NASME) and Executive Director of Foundation for the Advancement of Medical Education (FAMED). He was head of department of ObGyn (1994-1997, 2006-2009), member university senate (1999 to date) and Chairman Business Committee of Senate (2015-2017). He has supervised many Masters degree candidates and many resident doctors’ fellowship dissertations.
He is a member, Harvard Alumni Association, Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Nigeria (SOGON), Nigerian Medical Association, Medical & Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, Association of UICC Fellows etc