Professor Horace Fletcher

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Professor Horace Fletcher

Professor Fletcher, a Jamaican and past student of Hastings Primary and Cornwall College, holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Sciences and went on to obtain the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery degree as well as the Doctor of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology from The University of the West Indies.

He joined the staff of the UWI in 1989 as a Temporary Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynecology, was appointed Lecturer in 1991 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1997.


Professor Fletcher has undertaken a full role in the undergraduate and postgraduate training program, contributing to the continuing professional development of the students. He has imparted much of his academic knowledge through teaching undergraduates, emphasizing the importance of clinical skills, and through the supervision of medical postgraduate students, focusing on teaching, management of gynecological oncology as well as general Gynecology and Obstetrics. He is the immediate past dean of the Faculty of Medical Science UWI

Horace Fletcher has produced two book chapters and 52 publications as well as a steady output of publications in a wide spectrum of international Obstetrics and Gynecological journals as well as the regional West Indian Medical Journal.

Professor Fletcher has served as Consultant to the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization and as Pan American Health Organization Consultant to the Government of Belize to assist in the development of an obstetric protocol manual.

He holds the Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, London, and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, he has served as Vice President and President of the Grabham Society (The Association of Gynecologists in Jamaica), is a Founding Member of the National Cancer Institute of Jamaica and served as Vice Chair and Chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists West Indies Section. He has also been an Assistant Editor of the West Indian Medical Journal.