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A National Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Education Curriculum: National Needs Assessment

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Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Virginia Commonwealth University Health, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
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Reprod. Med. 2020, 1(3), 216-223; https://doi.org/10.3390/reprodmed1030017
Received: 22 October 2020 / Revised: 1 December 2020 / Accepted: 4 December 2020 / Published: 9 December 2020
While standardized national residency education curricula have been successfully implemented in other specialties, there is no such curriculum in Obstetrics & Gynecology (Ob/Gyn). With this study, we sought to evaluate: (1) the current state of and satisfaction with resident didactic education (2) perceptions regarding centralization and standardization of resident didactic education and (3) the need for a standardized national Ob/Gyn residency education curriculum. In 2019, a web-based needs assessment survey was administered to residents and program leadership from all 267 Ob/Gyn residency programs nationwide. Main outcomes were reported with descriptive statistics. A total of 782 (83 program directors, 46 assistant program directors, and 653 residents) participants completed the survey. Respondents represented a diverse range of regions, program types, and program sizes. Almost all (97%) participants agreed or strongly agreed that residents nationwide should have equal access to high quality Ob/Gyn educational resources. Further, 92% agreed or strongly agreed that core resources should be centrally located. A majority (78%) agreed or strongly agreed that there is a need for a national Ob/Gyn residency education curriculum. Our results demonstrate a perceived need for a centrally located, standardized, national residency education curriculum in Ob/Gyn. View Full-Text
Keywords: Council for Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG); curriculum development; didactic education; education resources; graduate medical education; national curriculum; needs assessment; program directors; residents; survey Council for Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG); curriculum development; didactic education; education resources; graduate medical education; national curriculum; needs assessment; program directors; residents; survey
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Mutter, O.; Hylton, J.; Jeronis, S.; Jaspan, D.; Rose, M. A National Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Education Curriculum: National Needs Assessment. Reprod. Med. 2020, 1, 216-223. https://doi.org/10.3390/reprodmed1030017

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Mutter O, Hylton J, Jeronis S, Jaspan D, Rose M. A National Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Education Curriculum: National Needs Assessment. Reproductive Medicine. 2020; 1(3):216-223. https://doi.org/10.3390/reprodmed1030017

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Mutter, Olga; Hylton, Jordan; Jeronis, Stacey; Jaspan, David; Rose, Marisa. 2020. "A National Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Education Curriculum: National Needs Assessment" Reprod. Med. 1, no. 3: 216-223. https://doi.org/10.3390/reprodmed1030017

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