Profile of student clerkship administration in obstetrics and gynecology.
To determine a current profile of clerkships in obstetrics and gynecology, a national survey was conducted. The average clerkship director is 48 years old and has held that post for 6 years. Board certification has been accomplished by 91%, of whom 23% are also certified in a subspecialty. An advanced degree in education is held by 14%. Of full-time faculty, 81% are actively involved with medical student teaching; of part-time faculty, 62% teach students. The average number of 16 students completing the clerkship each 7 weeks is similar to that in previous reports. Evaluation of student performance varies but generally involves assessment of clinical activities (98% of programs), a written examination (96%), and an oral examination (54%). Clerkship directors find the responsibility of coordinating undergraduate education an important task from which they derive personal satisfaction.
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Herbert, W. N., Cummings, R. V., & Droegemueller, W. (1990). Profile of student clerkship administration in obstetrics and gynecology. Obstetrics and gynecology, 76(1), 153–155.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology