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J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod. 2017 Sep 1. pii: S2468-7847(17)30161-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jogoh.2017.08.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Female pelvic anatomy: Are we there yet? Assessment of the knowledge of residents.

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University of Medicine Henri Warembourg, Lille University, France; Department of Gynecology, Jeanne-de-Flandre Hospital, Lille, France. Electronic address: mizrahi.sarah@hotmail.com.
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University of Medicine Henri Warembourg, Lille University, France; Department of Gynecology, Jeanne-de-Flandre Hospital, Lille, France; FRE 3723-LML-laboratoire de mécanique de Lille, University of Lille, 59000 Lille, France.
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University of Medicine Henri Warembourg, Lille University, France; Department of Gynecology, Jeanne-de-Flandre Hospital, Lille, France.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Anatomy is considered a keystone in medical education and pelvic anatomy comprehension is the groundwork of the understanding of birthing process and pelvic surgery. The objectives of this study were to assess the state of the knowledge in anatomy of ob/gyn residents.

MATERIEL AND METHODS:

The assessment of pelvic anatomy knowledge of 52 ob/gyn residents was performed in a cross-sectional analysis in Lille University Hospital in 2015. A survey was designed with educational and clinical objectives on pelvic anatomy to assess the resident's real level of knowledge.

RESULTS:

Ob/gyn residents were not satisfied with the learning of anatomy at the medical school with a global rate of 92% of unhappy residents. The global score in anatomy for the overall population was 6.67±0.46 (on 20 points). The eldest residents had a significant better global score than the youngest, 9.24±0.76 vs. 5.53±0.46 (P<0.0001).

CONCLUSIONS:

Ob/gyn residents should be educated to a specific teaching in anatomy throughout their residency program. Some strategies could improve the level of ob/gyn residents in anatomy and the survey showed the attractiveness of residents to modern medias, such as anatomy videos, compared to current historical anatomy lectures human cadaveric dissections or books.

KEYWORDS:

Anatomy; Gynecologists; Knowledge; Obstetricians; Residents; Teaching

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