Creation and Dissemination of a Multispecialty Graduate Medical Education Curriculum in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology: The North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Resident Education Committee Experiences

Carol Wheeler, Karen Jill Browner-Elhanan, Yolanda Evans, Nathalie Fleming, Patricia S. Huguelet, Nicole W. Karjane, Meredith Loveless, Hina J. Talib, Paritosh Kaul

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Study Objective: The goal was to develop a multispecialty committee to address deficiencies in pediatric and adolescent gynecology (PAG) resident education through curricular development under the auspices of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Design, Setting, Participants, Interventions, and Main Outcome Measures: A multispecialty North American committee was organized to develop short as well as long curricula in PAG through a combination of conference calls and face-to-face meetings. Content was guided by objectives of national accrediting organizations. The curricula used print as well as interactive electronic resources. Results: After publication of the short and long curricula, a dissemination strategy was developed to present the information at national meetings. A curricular study was performed after introduction of the curriculum to evaluate its efficacy. Long-term plans for further curricular components and expansion of educational tools are ongoing. Conclusion: We gathered a diverse multispecialty group of doctors to collaborate on a unified educational goal. This committee developed and disseminated resident PAG curricula using a variety of learning tools. This curricular development and implementation can occur with a minimal financial burden.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2018



  • Curriculum
  • Graduate medical education
  • Resident education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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