Study objective: To increase resident knowledge in pediatric and adolescent gynecology via a Web-based self-tutorial.
Study design: Prospective cohort involving 11 third- and fourth-year residents in a large university program. Residents were asked to complete a Web-based teaching series of cases involving common topics of pediatric and adolescent gynecology (PAG). A pretest and a posttest were completed to assess knowledge gained. Residents were asked to give feedback regarding improvements to the Web-based series for future case development.
Setting: University-affiliated residency program in a major metropolitan area.
Participants: Resident physicians in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Interventions: Introduction of a Web-based teaching series to enhance resident education.
Main outcome measures: Improvement of resident knowledge in PAG.
Results: All residents improved their knowledge in PAG after reviewing the series of cases. The pretest group mean score was 50%. The posttest group score was 69% (P < .05). All (100%) of participants said that this tool was an effective way to improve resident knowledge in PAG.
Conclusion: A computer-based self-tutorial in pediatric and adolescent gynecology is a feasible and satisfactory teaching adjunct to PAG.
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