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Water in the Desert: An Elective Course to Improve Medical Student Competency in Intimate Partner Violence
Roundtable APGO Fac Dev Seminar
Précis: This interactive roundtable discussion will propose structure for an Ob/Gyn elective on
intimate partner violence. This elective will empower students to provide more empathetic,
comprehensive, and safe care for patients experiencing violence at home.
Round Table Text: Competency in the care of patients experiencing intimate partner violence
(IPV) is an indispensable part of any medical education, particularly so for those pursuing
Obstetrics and Gynecology. This interactive roundtable discussion will outline a fourth year
elective course for students interested in expanding their knowledge of IPV. This proposed
elective will center on teaching students to function independently, with increased awareness
of available resources and techniques to foster a safe environment for those patients struggling
with violence and abuse at home.
Faculty Development Seminar, 2017, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Patient Care, Professionalism, Practice-Based Learning & Improvement, UME, Standardized Patient, Public Health, Advocacy,