Perceptions of Posthysterectomy Cystoscopy Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Programs Journal Article


Authors: Jacobs, K. M.; Hernandez, L. H.; Thomas, T. N.; Waddell, L. M.; Kavic, S. M.; Graziano, S. C.
Article Title: Perceptions of Posthysterectomy Cystoscopy Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Programs
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize the training practices of obstetrics and gynecology (OG) residency programs regarding posthysterectomy cystoscopy. METHODS: Two separate electronic surveys were sent to program directors and residents at American Council of Graduate Medical Education-accredited OG programs. Measures included the type of cystoscopy training available, estimates on indications and how often posthysterectomy cystoscopy is performed, and exposure to female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS). RESULTS: Sixty-one (26%) of 235 program directors and 394 (29.7%) of 1325 residents completed the survey. The majority of residents (95%) who received training reported having experience with cystoscopy in the operating room. Residents with FPMRS fellowships were more likely to perform routine cystoscopy after hysterectomy during their training compared with residents without fellowships (39% vs 27%, P = 0.01). Residents graduating from programs with FMPRS fellowships reported they planned to always perform routine cystoscopy more often than did those without a fellowship program (30.3% vs 17%, P = 0.01).Program directors most frequently defined competency as direct observation of the procedure (95%), followed by the number performed (53%) and a competency checklist (45%). No significant differences were noted in the reported use of routine cystoscopy by program directors after hysterectomy, with or without a fellowship program (62% vs 48%, P = 0.38). CONCLUSIONS: Residents in OG programs are receiving cystoscopy training, most commonly in the operating room, less often with simulation. Nineteen percent reported receiving no training. Graduating residentsexposed to FPMRS fellowships more frequently reported planning to always perform cystoscopy after hysterectomy than did those without fellowship exposure.
Keywords: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Journal Title: Female Pelvic Medicine Reconstructive Surgery
Volume: 21
Issue: 2
ISSN: 2151-8378
Publisher: Unknown  
Date Published: 2015
Start Page: 66
End Page: 69
Language: ENG
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Notes: JID: 101528690; ppublish