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Shining Through the Prism: An Innovative Approach to Help Students Sparkle on Interview Rotations

Objective/ Background: The field of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) is highly competitive, and securing a residency spot in this specialty has become increasingly challenging. Building a strong and competitive application is crucial for medical students aspiring to match into OBGYN residencies. This presentation introduces an innovative preparatory course and applicant development committee designed to enhance students\' performance during sub-internships and interviews, ultimately increasing their chances of successfully matching into OBGYN residency programs.


Methods: The presentation outlines the following key components of the preparatory course and applicant development committee:

 -Rationale for Development: A brief discussion of the need for such a program in the face of rising competitiveness within OBGYN.

 -Curriculum Design: Details on the course structure, including clinical skills training, focused didactic sessions, and formal mentorship, all of which are designed to provide individualized and comprehensive feedback to students.

 -Applicant Development Committee: An overview of how the committee offers formal feedback to students through case-based learning.

 -Student Feedback: Insights into the impact of the preparatory course on students\' match outcomes.

 Challenges and Solutions: A discussion of potential challenges in implementing the curriculum and suggested solutions.


Results: The presentation offers an interactive component where attendees engage in collaborative problem-solving through case-based learning. This fosters a deeper understanding of the applicant development committee\'s utility and encourages the exchange of ideas and best practices for implementing similar preparatory courses.


Conclusion/ Discussion: This presentation underscores the importance of addressing systemic disparities in healthcare by equipping medical students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in OBGYN sub-internships. The goal is to promote equal opportunities and ensure that students from diverse backgrounds can pursue successful careers in OBGYN, contributing to more equitable healthcare delivery.

Topics: Faculty Development Seminar, 2024, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Clerkship Coordinator, Systems-Based Practice & Improvement, GME,

General Information

Faculty,Clerkship Director,Clerkship Coordinator,
Systems-Based Practice & Improvement,
Clinical Focus

Author Information

Danielle Wright-Terrell, MD; Alexander Ulfers, DO; Logan Peterson, MD

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