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Assessing Residency Program approaches to the Transgender Health CREOG Objective
The transgender population is a small yet distinctive portion of the gynecology patient population, requiring both primary care and specialty services. Recognizing the need for increased education. CREOG developed an objective specific to the care of transgendered patients.
Study Objective: To assess residency Program Directors ’knowledge about the transgender health CREOG objective, describe how the objective is being implemented in U.S. training programs, and identify what types of educational materials would be useful if they were available.
Methods: In May 2014, an 11-item anonymous survey was sent via email to all eligible Program Directors of accredited Obstetrics and Gynecology residency programs. The short questionnaire contained questions about program demographics, approach to training residents with regards to the CREOG objective, and opinions on tools they would like to use to train their residents on the transgender CREOG objective.
Results: There were 86 geographically diverse respondents. Just under half (47%) were from hospital-based programs. The majority reported that the transgender health CREOG objective was important (82%); however, only 70% were familiar with the objective itself. Most respondents (96%) felt that providing an educational activity in their training program would be beneficial for their residents’ education.
Conclusions: Most Program Directors support the CREOG transgender health objective and are in favor of implementing educational tools to meet the objective, suggesting that development of new tools to meet this need would be useful.
CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, 2015, Resident, Residency Director, Systems-Based Practice & Improvement, GME, Advocacy, Sexuality,