CREOG Educational Objectives: A Core Curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tenth Edition

CREOG Educational Objectives, A Core Curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tenth Edition is now available online. An email will be sent to all program directors directing them to a non-secured document that will allow them to cut and paste units of the objectives to fit their curriculum needs.

Educational Objectives: Core Curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 10th Edition, was developed by members of the Education Committee of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG). It should not be viewed as a body of rigid rules. The information is general and intended to be adapted to many different situations, taking into account the needs and resources particular to the locality, the institution, or the type of practice. Variations and innovations that improve the quality of patient care are encouraged.

 This 10th edition differs from previous editions in that we have focused on topics and concepts rather than specific information and detail. The overall goals of the text are to provide general guidelines on which an individual program’s curriculum can be based and to make it easier for programs to establish realistic, practical learning objectives. 

In writing this edition of Educational Objectives, we strove to provide readers with a clear, concise description of exactly what knowledge and skills residents should master during their training, regardless of the type of prac¬≠tice they will be entering upon completion of their residencies. This edition of Educational Objectives retains the overall format of prior editions and includes summary tables at the end of each unit that delineate the procedures a resident should either understand or be able to perform independently at the time of graduation. We continue to link each major learning objective to one of the six Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) general competencies. 

In this edition of Educational Objectives, we have included new learning objectives related to patient safety, advocacy, and sexuality. These changes are based on the evolving role of physicians in society and new information obstetrician–gynecologists will need to master in order to optimize the provi¬≠sion of health care for women. 

Members of the CREOG Education Committee developed Educational Objectives: Core Curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 10th Edition. The committee is composed of generalists and subspecialists with many years of experience in medical education. They were assisted by editorial consultants from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and CREOG and the comments and critiques of colleagues in related organizations. The collective effort is a synthesis of learning objectives designed ultimately to prepare the graduating resident to be an independent practitioner of obstetrics and gynecology. 

CREOG Education Committee
J. Chris Carey, MD, Chair
May Hsieh Blanchard, MD, Vice Chair
Karen E. Adams, MD
Erika Banks, MD
AnnaMarie Connolly, MD
Rita W. Driggers, CDR, MC, USN
Mark K-Y Hiraoka, MD
Shelly W. Holmstrom, MD
David A. Miller, MD
Susan P. Raine, JD, MD, LLM
Anthony C. Sciscione, DO
Hindi E. Stohl, MD
Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD
Rebecca P. McAlister, MD
Mark B. Woodland, MS, MD

ACOG Staff
Sandra Carson, MD,Vice President for Education
DeAnne Nehra, CREOG Director


CREOG Department

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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