Improvement in CREOG Scores Through Focused Review Sessions

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To determine if focused review sessions lead to improvement in CREOG scores.


In 2013, faculty at the University of Kentucky developed a Gynecologic Oncology (GYO) review aimed at improving resident scores.


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.


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.


Our findings support the hypothesis that focused review sessions improved resident comprehension as reflected by CREOG scores.

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