Needs and priorities in women's health training: perspectives from an internal medicine residency program

Journal of Women's Health
Evelyn HsiehJanet B Henrich


Few studies have examined residents' perspectives on the adequacy of women's health (WH) training in internal medicine (IM). This study sought residents' opinions regarding comfort level managing 13 core WH topics, their perceived adequacy of training in these areas, and the frequency with which they managed each topic. The association between reported comfort level and perceived adequacy of training and management frequency was also assessed. A 67-item questionnaire was administered from April to June 2009 to 100 (64%) of the 156 residents from the traditional, primary care, and IM-pediatrics residency programs at a single institution. Descriptive and correlation statistics were used to examine the relationships between self-reported comfort level, perceived adequacy of training opportunities, and frequency managing WH issues. Data was stratified by sex, IM program, and post-graduate year (PGY). The majority of residents reported low comfort levels managing 7 of 13 topics. Over half of residents perceived limited training opportunities for 11 of 13 topics. With the exception of cardiovascular disease in women, greater than 75% of residents reported managing the 13 topics five or more times in the prior 6 months. Correlation an...Continue Reading


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