Reliability study for pediatric and adolescent gynecology case-based learning in resident education

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2010 Apr;23(2):102-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2009.09.002. Epub 2009 Nov 5.


Objective: To assess web-based teaching as a tool for resident education in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

Study design: Prospective Cohort involving 12 third year OB/GYN residents in a large university-based program. A second look reliability study on a previously utilized, web-based teaching case series in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology topics was evaluated. Residents' knowledge regarding the subject matter was assessed by pretest. After completion of the web-based teaching tool, a post test was administered. Residents were also given an opportunity to provide feedback regarding improvements to address future case series development for the tool and resident satisfaction in using this resource for resident education.

Results: The pre-test group mean score was 11.2 (58.9%), SD=1.9. The post-test group mean score was 15.2 (80%), SD=1.70. (P=0.0002). Resident participants universally reported the case series was a useful teaching tool. Pooled results from 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 also yielded statistically significant scores from pre test to post test (power of >80% at the 95% confidence interval).

Conclusion: A computer-based learning tool is an effective resource to improve baseline knowledge among ob-gyn residents in the subspecialty field of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Clinical Competence*
  • Educational Status
  • Female
  • Gynecology / education*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Male
  • Pediatrics / education*
  • Problem-Based Learning*
  • Prospective Studies