To determine the opinions of obstetrics and gynecology residency program directors regarding the Residency Review Committee mandate, requires 6 months of primary care training in obstetrics and gynecology.
A ten-question survey was mailed to the 272 accredited obstetrics and gynecology programs in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Program directors were asked about the adequacy of 6 months of primary care training, whether educational deficiencies in obstetrics and gynecology will develop as a result of the mandate, and whether residency programs should be lengthened to encompass primary care.
The response rate for the survey was 92.3% (251/272).
University-affiliated, community, and military-based programs were surveyed and all geographic areas of the country were represented.
Of program directors responding, 53.4% agreed with the mandate, 43.0% disagreed, and 3.6% declined to answer this question or both agreed and disagreed.
Fifty-one percent considered 6 months of primary care training to be adequate, and 60.2% of program directors thought that educational deficiencies would develop in obstetrics and gynecology training programs.
Whereas 66.1% responded that extension of obstetrics and gynecology training programs beyond 4 years was unnecessary, 32.7% thought program length should be increased.
The results of this survey demonstrate that a substantial proportion of U.S. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Gynécologie, Obstétrique, Enseignement universitaire, Soin santé primaire, Programme enseignement, Interne(étudiant), Directeur, Questionnaire, Evaluation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gynecology, Obstetrics, Higher education, Primary health care, Educational program, Resident(student), Director, Questionnaire, Evaluation, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0069466
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 14/05/1998.