A review of medical and allied health learners' satisfaction with their training in women's health

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE; Graduating learners from Oregon Health and Sciences University programs and from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine were surveyed about their attitudes toward their training in women's health. STUDY DESIGN: The survey addressed learner satisfaction with training in women's health, their preferred learning methods, and their clinical comfort in managing 17 clinical problems. The survey addressed knowledge of complementary and alternative medicine. RESULTS: Satisfaction with training in women's health varied by program. Satisfaction increased with increasing proportion of women seen during training. Clinical confidence scores increased with increasing proportion of women seen during training. Physical assault and breast disease were areas of least clinical confidence. All groups preferred learning in clinical rather than didactic settings. Experience with alternative and complementary medicine was very limited except among naturopathic students. CONCLUSIONS: Areas of common educational need were identified among a variety of learners. This information will assist educators in designing multidisciplinary programs to meet the needs of this diverse group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1259-1267
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume186
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Medical education
  • Multidisciplinary clinic
  • Women's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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