Incoming Speciality Gynecology Fellows Underprepared for Advanced Surgeries

CU participated in a national survey of gynecology residents

Obstetrics and Gynecology magazine logoCU’s Urogynecology and Gynecologic Oncologists recently participated in a national survey of 136 directors to gauge preparedness of OB/GYN residents for fellowship training. While the fellows performed adequately in four areas of evaluation, they were alarmingly unprepared for independent practice of surgery, with only 20 percent of first-year fellows able to independently perform a vaginal hysterectomy.

The program directors’ conclusion, published in the medical journal, Obstetrics and Gynecology, is that graduating residents may be unprepared for advanced subspecialty training.

Read the full journal abstract here