May 28th, 2018

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Resident Education in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology: From a Residency Program Director’s Perspective
Authors:  Shweta R. Nayak, M.D., Christina Racek, M.D., and Joseph S. Sanfilippo, M.D., M.B.A
  OBJECTIVE: To survey program directors about residency training in pediatric and adolescent gynecology (PAG).

STUDY DESIGN: A computer-assisted survey instrument was developed and sent to 240 residency program directors of obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) residencies. Demographic information for the program
directors themselves, curriculum design and subjective assessment of adequacy were assessed.

RESULTS: Complete responses were obtained from 54 residency program directors. The majority of graduating residents from these programs choose a generalist position following residency, and the majority of residency program directors consider OB/GYN as a primary care specialty. Significant deficiencies in PAG core curriculum educational objectives were identified.

CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first study to explore the residency program directors’ assessments on the adequacy of training in PAG and identify deficiencies in education in this field.
Keywords:  adolescents, female; curriculum; education; gynecology; pediatrics; residency
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