graduate medical education, internship and residency, obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine
Family Medicine | Medical Education | Obstetrics and Gynecology
Purpose: To describe obstetric training in Southeast family medicine residencies in 2019. To determine factors that contribute to continuity deliveries, vaginal deliveries and residents who continue OB after graduation.
Methods: A survey of family medicine program directors was conducted in 2019. We took the answers from the 32 South Atlantic program directors that completed the survey questions of interest. We used chi-square tests and Kruskal-Wallis rank test to compare variables. STATA 14 was used for analysis.
Results: Half of the programs had graduates with10% of graduates continue OB after graduation. The following factors were significant for graduates who continue OB: number of rotations and total vaginal deliveries. The following factors were not significant for graduates to continue OB: independence of residents, priority for continuity deliveries, and continuity deliveries. For continuity deliveries and total vaginal deliveries each of these were significant: independence of residents, priority for continuity deliveries and number of rotations.
Conclusions: To help fill the need for more physicians doing maternal care, family medicine residencies in the Southeast should consider increasing the number of rotations and number of vaginal deliveries. To increase the number of vaginal deliveries, residencies should consider the independence of their residents on rotation and the priority they place on obtaining continuity deliveries.
Publisher or Conference
Florida Academy of Family Physicians Poster Session
Fashner J, Cavanagh C, Eden A. Obstetric Training in the Southeast US: A 2019 CERA Study. Presented at: Florida Academy of Family Physicians Poster Session. 2020. https://www.fafp.org/2020-poster-session