The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Resident as Teacher

The APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee

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In this article we discuss the role residents play in the clinical training and evaluation of medical students. A literature search was performed to identify articles dealing with research, curriculum, and the evaluation of residents as teachers. We summarize the importance of resident educators and the need to provide appropriate resources for house staff in this role, and we review evidence-based literature in the area of residents as teachers. Specific attention is given to the unique circumstances of the obstetrics and gynaecology resident, who is often faced with teaching in an emotionally charged and stress-filled environment. We present examples of curricula for residents as teachers and describe barriers to their implementation and evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1176-1185
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2010


  • Curriculum
  • Medical education
  • Residents as teachers
  • Teaching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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