Medical Practices of Past Graduates From One Obstetric/Gynecologic Training Program

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Abstract

Background.

We sought to assess the practice patterns of former obstetric-gynecologic residents and to solicit their opinions regarding their educational experience and its clinical relevance to primary care.

Method.

In response to a Residency Review Committee mandate regarding past residents, a questionnaire was sent to all graduates from our residency program over a 17-year period (1979 to 1995).

Results.

Of the 90 subjects who received the survey, 86 responded. Their ages ranged from 29 years to 49 years; 79 were married and 7 were single. Of the 75 in clinical practice, 71 practiced both obstetrics and gynecology and 13 had subspecialized. Most of the respondents (77/80) practiced in the mid-South. Of all graduates, 93% routinely provided primary care. In rating 20 major resident education categories, respondents gave high grades to training in surgically related areas. Only 4% rated their experience as fair or poor in the operative categories.

Conclusion.

Our graduates indicate satisfaction with their training, and their practices include primary care.

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