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KICK Counts: Keeping it Core Knowledge Counts Implementation of a Longitudinal Curriculum into Scheduled Didactics
Purpose: The objective of this project was to assess whether
implementation of high yield resident led lectures would improve resident
satisfaction with overall education.
Obstetrics and Gynecology resident education involves both clinical training
and independent learning. The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and
Gynecology (CREOG) has created objectives to guide independent learning.
However, due to fast paced training and long work hours, residents have little
time for self-directed education. Our program created a longitudinal curriculum
for independent learning utilizing the 2020 CREOG Objectives and noted a
10-point improvement in average in-service exam scores. Using this longitudinal
curriculum, high yield 30-minute resident led lectures called KICK Counts were
integrated into weekly dedicated education time.
A list of core topics in obstetrics, gynecology, and office practice was
created, and a team consisting of a junior and a senior resident was assigned
to each topic. A faculty mentor supervised the creation of the resident led
lectures. The curriculum included reading material, practice questions,
and teaching slides that would benefit all resident levels. On average, five
resources were made available with additional resources for the presenting
residents. This is a prospective study utilizing surveys during the pilot
phase after implementation of the KICK Counts curriculum. The survey studied 23
resident physicians from one OB/GYN program. The primary outcome will be
resident satisfaction. Secondary outcomes include quality of lectures,
preparedness of attendees, and perception of workload.
Results: Eighteen residents completed the survey after 1
month of implementation. 83.3% of respondents were either “very satisfied” or
“satisfied” with the lectures and 100% reported the lectures were “effective at
contributing to overall education”. Amongst the presenters, 80% reported “very
satisfied” with the time spent preparing a KICK Counts presentation.
Discussions: A standardized OB/GYN curriculum involving a variety
of learning methods was implemented into protected education time. A high
yield lecture series is effective in improving resident satisfaction with
education without adding significant workload. Future directions for this
project include additional surveys at 12 months as well as comparison of
in-service exam scores after implementation.
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