Pediatric and adolescent gynecology learned via a Web-based computerized case series

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2010 Apr;23(2):111-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2009.09.008. Epub 2009 Nov 26.


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.

MeSH terms

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