Facilitating an Optimal Transition to Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Abigail Ford Winkel, Karen George, Sarah Wagner, Zachary Schoppen, Erika Banks, Jessica Bienstock, Tony Ogburn, David Marzano, Maya M. Hammoud, Helen K. Morgan

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The transition to residency in obstetrics and gynecology is difficult, threatening the well-being of residents as well as their preparedness to care for patients. In addition to essential foundational knowledge and skills, obstetrics and gynecology interns must develop professional identity and a growth mindset toward learning to acquire the self-directed learning skills required of physicians throughout their careers. The transition to residency is a critical opportunity for learning and development. A group of educators and learners from around the country created a preparedness program building on available resources. The result is a national curriculum for improving the transition to obstetrics and gynecology residency on three levels: self-directed learning, facilitated small-group workshops, and coaching. Sharing tools for preparing matched applicants for residency in obstetrics and gynecology ensures adequate residency preparation for all interns, independent of medical school attended. This program aims to address potential threats to equity in the training of our future workforce and to ensure that all obstetrics and gynecology interns are prepared to thrive in residency training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-938
Number of pages8
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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