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Integrating Trauma Informed Care into OBGYN Clerkship Education

Objective/ Background: This session is designed for clerkship directors or didactic facilitators interested in integrating trauma informed care approach into OBGYN clerkship. Reproductive care in particular can create situations or power dynamics that reactivate a trauma experience. Teaching medical students the context of trauma as well as skills for a trauma-informed approach to reproductive care helps them avoid causing harm.  This is important knowledge and skills for all future doctors, yet is not formally integrated into most undergraduate medical education.


Methods: Review of trauma informed care principles and elements of trauma informed care for the OB-GYN Clerkship. Discussion of how to combine these elements in your individual curriculum.


Results: Elements of Trauma informed reproductive care and case examples.


Conclusion/ Discussion: Integration of trauma informed care techniques into the OBGYN clerkship is essential to meeting the APGO objectives and for creating doctors who will truly do no harm in sexual and reproductive health care.

Topics: Faculty Development Seminar, 2024, Student, Resident, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Clerkship Coordinator, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Practice-Based Learning & Improvement, UME, Lecture, Problem-Based Learning,

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Student,Resident,Faculty,Clerkship Director,Clerkship Coordinator,
Interpersonal & Communication Skills,Practice-Based Learning & Improvement,
Lecture,Problem-Based Learning,
Clinical Focus

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Erica Cahill, MD, MS; Stephanie Amaya, MD

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