To determine if focused review sessions lead to improvement in CREOG scores.BACKGROUND:
In 2013, faculty at the University of Kentucky developed a Gynecologic Oncology (GYO) review aimed at improving resident scores.METHODS:
Each year, residents voluntarily participated in five review sessions on major topics in GYO. Sessions consisted of a pre-test (approximately 15 questions) followed by a discussion that emphasized the key concepts for that subject. From 2014-2017, GYO scores were compared between residents who attended (A) over 50% of the sessions and those who did not (NA). Scores from 2010-2013 were collected as a control group (C). SAS (9.4) was used to analyze the data via ANOVA with repeated measures and least square difference pairwise comparisons. Significance was defined as P<.05.RESULTS:
Data was collected on 153 tests from 55 residents (80 from 2010-13 and 73 from 2014-17). The mean scores for GYO and overall test increased with each resident year (P<.0001). Attendance revealed a statistically significant improvement on GYO scores when compared to NA (P=.0001) and C (P=.0008). There was no difference between C and NA (P=.3875). Those who attended also scored significantly higher on overall test scores compared to NA (P=.0002). There was no difference between A and C (P=.1747). For those residents who attended multiple years of review sessions, there was no significant improvement in GYO or overall scores compared to less frequent attendees.DISCUSSION:
Our findings support the hypothesis that focused review sessions improved resident comprehension as reflected by CREOG scores.