The process of translating women's health care competencies into educational objectives

Sonya S. Erickson, Jay Bachicha, Jessica Bienstock, Mary C. Ciotti, Diane M. Hartmann, Susan Cox, William P. Metheny, Elizabeth Puscheck, Paul M. Krueger, Joseph M. Ernest

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"Women's Health Care Competencies for Medical Students" lists the competencies undifferentiated medical students should be able to demonstrate before graduation. The Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) was among the groups asked to convert specified competencies into educational objectives. Working individually, APGO's Undergraduate Medical Education Committee members used APGO's Medical Student Educational Objectives, Seventh Edition, to construct objectives appropriate to preassigned competencies. Referring to the work of Miller, members determined the level of professional competence medical students should reach for each objective. Members also selected evaluation tools appropriate for the skill and its competency level from the Toolbox of Assessment Methods created by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Medical Specialties. The group collectively revised the work of its members using a standard format to generate the final product.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S25-S27
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number3 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Sep 2002


  • Competence
  • Educational objectives
  • Medical education
  • Medical students
  • Obstetrics and gynecology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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