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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2012 Sep;39(3):335-46. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2012.05.002. Epub 2012 Aug 11.

Midwifery and obstetrics: twenty years of collaborative academic practice.

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  • 1Nurse Midwifery Section, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02905, USA.


This review describes a collaborative educational practice model partnering midwifery and obstetrics within a department of obstetrics and gynecology. For more than 20 years, the authors' model has demonstrated sustainability and influence on medical education. The focus is on resident education in obstetrics, using midwifery faculty as teachers in the obstetric and obstetric triage settings. This noncompetitive and integrated educational practice model has achieved sustainability and success using midwives in a collaborative approach to medical education. The continuing collaboration and innovation within medical and resident education are important elements for the future of collaborative practice.

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