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As if by Magic: The Development and Assessment of a Novel Interprofessional Clinical Genetics Curriculum for OB/GYN Residents

Purpose: To develop a clinical genetics curriculum for OB/GYN residents focusing on various aspects of prenatal and cancer genetics.


Background: The emerging era of precision medicine has resulted in more clinicians needing to utilize genetic information in practice.  In particular, OB/GYNs provide an increasing number of genetics services, including cancer risk assessment and prenatal screening. However, the number of clinicians with dedicated genetics training remains limited.1


Methods: A Redcap survey was administered to the OB/GYN residents at University of Chicago Medicine prior to the curriculum implementation and one-year post implementation.  The survey questions focused on genetics knowledge questions and comfort with counseling on clinical genetics.  15 residents completed the pre-curriculum survey and 11 residents completed the post-curriculum survey, including PGY 1-4s.


Results: Residents were surveyed prior to and one-year post-curriculum launch.  We saw an increase in knowledge related to cancer genetics, most significantly when asked about risk factors for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (40% correct pre- versus 72.7% correct post-curriculum). Participants indicated an overall increase comfort level in both prenatal and cancer genetics. 100% of residents indicated satisfaction with the intervention, stating the curriculum was enjoyable, useful for their practice, and they intended to change practice as a result of the training.


Discussions: Genetics is rapidly becoming a part of non-genetics providers’ clinical practice.  This novel curriculum proved efficacious in the development of residents’ clinical skills in prenatal and cancer genetics and resulted in an increase in knowledge, potentially increasing patient access to genetics services in the future.

Topics: CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, 2020, Resident, Faculty, Residency Director, Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, GME, Assessment, Problem-Based Learning, Genetics,

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Resident,Faculty,Residency Director,
Patient Care,Medical Knowledge,Interpersonal & Communication Skills,
Assessment,Problem-Based Learning,
Clinical Focus

Author Information

Jessica Stoll, MS, CGC, University of Chicago; Iris Romero, MD, MS; Julia Simon, MD; Adrianne Dade, MD

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