Competency-based objectives in global underserved women's health for medical trainees

Chi Chiung Grace Chen, Anne Dougherty, Sara Whetstone, Saifuddin T. Mama, Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, Susan P. Raine, Amy M. Autry

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The Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Committee on Global Health developed an inclusive definition of global women's health and competency-based objectives that reflected work internationally, as well as with U.S. vulnerable and underserved populations, such as refugee and immigrant populations or those who would otherwise have compromised access to health care. The knowledge, skill, and attitude-based competencies required to fulfill each learning objective were mapped to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Outcomes Project's educational domains and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health competency domains. The proposed global women's health definition and competency-based learning objective framework is a first step in ensuring quality standards for educating trainees to address global women's health needs. By proposing these objectives, we hope to guide future program development and spark a broader conversation that will improve health for vulnerable women and shape educational, ethical, and equitable global health experiences for medical trainees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)836-842
Number of pages7
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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