To the Point: The expanding role of simulation in obstetrics and gynecology medical student education

Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Crofton, MD

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Abstract

This article, from the “To the Point” series prepared by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC), provides educators with an overview of the use of simulation in undergraduate medical education in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Simulation plays an important role in the education of medical students. Students are increasingly serving as clinical observers and providing less direct patient care. Simulation can help standardize education and ensure quality and comparability across an enlarging educational environment. This article summarizes the expanding role of simulation in undergraduate medical education in obstetrics and gynecology and its effect on important learner outcomes such as confidence, knowledge, skills, workplace behaviors, and translation to patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-141
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume220
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2019

Keywords

  • clerkship
  • gynecology
  • medical education
  • medical students
  • obstetrics
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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