Resident Feedback to Improve Bootcamp Effectiveness

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To incorporate resident feedback into a boot camp course and assess resident learner satisfaction.


APGO/CREOG Milestone One outlines the knowledge and skills an Ob/Gyn intern should have upon starting residency. Some institutions conduct an intern boot camp; an intense, short course designed to meet Milestone One. Our first boot camp was conducted July 2014 and our second July 2015 and included 19 topics and 5 skills stations.


IRB approval was obtained. After each boot camp, incoming and returning residents were surveyed to assess perceptions of the interns' performance, satisfaction with preparation for internship, and suggestions for additional boot camp topics. A 5-point Likert scale was used to determine topic relevance.


Five interns (100%) and ten residents (82%) were included in the study. Topics scoring the highest number of “somewhat” and “very” important were given priority for inclusion in the second boot camp. Laparoscopic skills, sutures and hypertension in pregnancy were added into the second boot camp. After the first boot camp, 60% (6/10) of the residents and 60% of the interns (3/5) interns felt that the boot camp was helpful to the interns. After the second boot camp, 100% (6/6) of the residents and 80% of the interns (4/5) felt the boot camp was helpful to the interns.


Our results indicate that resident input and feedback on bootcamp development and effectiveness resulted in high satisfaction rates and readiness perception by both interns and residents. We plan to continually expand and improve our curriculum each year.

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