This Journal Watch is sponsored by the Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE) and is the first annual review of medical education articles on behalf of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). The purpose of this series of articles is to identify and summarize medical education articles from subspecialty literature for educators from other specialty areas who do not routinely read these journals. The authors are representatives of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee for APGO. Articles published during the years 2010 and 2011 are included. The PubMed database was searched using the subject terms medical education, undergraduate medical education, medical school, assessment, resident education, and teaching and then combined with the term obstetrics or gynecology. The search was limited to English language articles. The journals Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology were reviewed in their entirety. Articles from general medical education journals such as Academic Medicine, Medical Education, and Teaching and Learning in Medicine, and journals commonly read by all practitioners such as New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and Journal of the American Medial Association were excluded. Review articles and articles published in other surgical or simulation journals were also excluded. This search strategy identified 161 articles, from which the authors selected the following based on soundness of methodology and relevance/interest to medical educators within and outside the field of obstetrics and gynecology. This selection reflects the current trend and focus of topics in the ob-gyn education-based literature.
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