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An Innovative Approach to Menopause Management Education for OBGYN Residents

Purpose: To improve residency training in menopause management utilizing a novel approach


Background: Gynecologists provide significant care to perimenopausal and menopausal women. However, lack of formal menopause education during residency training creates a gap in provider knowledge and comfort in managing this specific patient population. An experiential, competitive, team-based learning experience for residents was created at a large county teaching hospital to increase understanding in menopause management and participation in quality improvement efforts.


Methods: A half-day educational workshop with a flipped classroom component was created to educate residents on clinical content regarding menopause. Residents then were divided into three teams and used design thinking instructions to design a clinical tool targeted for providers. The resident designed tools were then piloted and evaluated by the faculty. The winning tool would be disseminated to the hospital providers. Pre- and post-workshop surveys were used to evaluate knowledge and comfort in menopause management.


Results: Eighteen residents participated in the training, and fourteen residents created a tool. Residents reported they were moderately or very confident in their knowledge of medical treatment for menopause after the workshop (29% vs. 44%) and managing the physiology of menopause symptoms (38% vs. 72%). The winning tool consisted of a concise clinical education presentation on menopause management and treatment, and was disseminated to providers at the hospital.


Discussions: With the implementation of a team-based education workshop and the creation of a competitive learning tool, residents demonstrated an increased understanding in menopause management. Further investigations into changes in referrals patterns is ongoing.

Topics: CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, 2021, Resident, Faculty, Residency Director, Residency Coordinator, Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning & Improvement, GME, Quality & Safety, Problem-Based Learning, Team-Based Learning, General Ob-Gyn,

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Resident,Faculty,Residency Director,Residency Coordinator,
Patient Care,Medical Knowledge,Practice-Based Learning & Improvement,
Quality & Safety,Problem-Based Learning,Team-Based Learning,
Clinical Focus
General Ob-Gyn,

Author Information

Davis Rachel, MD, John Peter Smith Health Network; Jazmin Horne, MD; Victoria Hwang, MD; Tricia Elliott, MD, FAAFP; Kari Teigen, MPH; Roopina Sangha, MD, MPH, CPE

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