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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.

Topics: CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, 2023, Student, Resident, Faculty, Residency Director, Residency Coordinator, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning & Improvement, GME, Lecture, Independent Study, Team-Based Learning, General Ob-Gyn,

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Student,Resident,Faculty,Residency Director,Residency Coordinator,
Medical Knowledge,Practice-Based Learning & Improvement,
Lecture,Independent Study,Team-Based Learning,
Clinical Focus
General Ob-Gyn,

Author Information

Antonia Traina, MD; LSU NOLA OBGYN; Akshay Goswami, MD MPH; Stacey Holman, MD; Nicole Freehill, MD MPH;

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