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Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease:
doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e318259a426
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Current Situation: Lower Genital Tract Pathology and Colposcopy Training in Spanish Gynecology and Obstetrics Residents

Rodríguez-Mias, Núria-Laia MD1; Cortés, Javier MD, PhD, FIAC; Xercavins, Jordi MD, PhD2; Lailla, Josep M. MD, PhD1

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Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of an educational intervention in lower genital tract pathology (LGTP) on the knowledge and skills acquired by the Spanish specialist residents. This didactic change was carried out under the auspices of the Asociación Española de Patología Cervical y Colposcopia and the Sociedad Española Ginecología y Obstetricia and its Resident Section.

Study Design: This is an observational, descriptive, and cross-sectional study. The survey was composed of 15 questions voluntarily answered by Spanish gynecology and obstetrics trainees.

Results: Compared with a previous survey, a substantial increase in the proportion of Spanish teaching hospitals with an LGTP unit (9/42 vs 47/59) has been detected while doubling the percentage of residents who acknowledge medium to high knowledge on this pathology. The same cannot be said about the handling capacity of vulvodynia registering a great improvement.

Conclusions: Spanish scientific societies, concerned in the quality of LGTP training gained by their residents, have focused on the necessity of LGTP units. Our study confirms the usefulness of this performance in the new continued LGTP education.

©2013The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology


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