A Curriculum for Providing Care for Women in Low Resource Settings

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Investigator: Amy M. Autry, MD
Sponsor: Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Location(s): Uganda

Description

Objectives:

  • To educate medical students, ob-gyn residents and other women’s health professionals in the clinical context and specific health care needs of women in resource poor settings via interactive, multimedia, internet-based case studies
  • To develop an online curriculum of clinical scenarios affecting underserved women in hospital based settings nationally and internationally. These scenarios will be based on our institution’s experience in Mulago Hospital, Uganda and San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California
  • To highlight the patient perspective through video, photo and descriptive case studies in order to help learners address the socioeconomic and cultural barriers affecting the health status of underserved women
  • To prepare learners for responsible and mutually beneficial clinical experiences in resource poor settings, for both patients and local health care providers
  • To collaborate with other ob-gyn residency and medical student programs to evaluate the curriculum and its impact on the learner’s knowledge, attitudes and practices .

In 2014, we will begin implementation and post-implementation assessment.  In July of 2104, we hope to share with collaborating institutions. In addition to the APGO updates, we will give a progress report at the annual business meeting in March in Atlanta and present our final data with completed modules in March, 2015.