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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Websites: Opportunities to Improve Communication to Prospective Applicants
Purpose: To characterize information on residency program
websites and differences between university-based, community-based
university-affiliated, and community-based program websites.
Background: With program signaling available now in OBGYN, it is
important to ascertain what data is available for residency applicants.
Methods: All 290 OBGYN residency program websites were reviewed
for content by two authors. Data analysis included descriptive statistics,
2-tailed t-tests, and analyses of variance.
Results: Among 290 programs, 158/290 (54.5%) described alumni
trajectories;107/290 (36.9%) included guidance for United States Medical
Licensing Examination Step 1 scores; 53/290 (18.3%) included guidance for
Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination Level 1 scores; 185/290
(63.8%) included international applicant guidance; and 84/290 (29.0%) included
a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement. University-based programs were more
likely to include a variety of information compared to community-based
university-affiliated and community-based programs, including alumni
trajectories (73.2% of university-based, 45.9% of community-based
university-affiliated, and 30.4% of community-based; p< 0.0001); United
States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 score guidance (47.2% of
university-based, 32.4% of community-based university-affiliated, and 23.2% of
community-based; p=0.0039); and diversity, equity, and inclusion statements (46.3%
of university-based, 17.1% of community-based university-affiliated, and 14.3%
of community-based; p< 0.0001).
Discussions: Residency website content can be improved to help
applicants decide where to apply and send program signals. Currently,
university-based program websites are more likely to include a variety of
information compared to community-based university-affiliated and
community-based program websites.
CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, 2023, Student, Resident, Faculty, Osteopathic Faculty, Residency Director, Residency Coordinator, Systems-Based Practice & Improvement, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, GME, UME, Team-Based Learning,