Description of the Working Group

Acquiring good clinical and surgical skills during ob-gyn residency training has always been of paramount importance. Increasing emphasis on patient safety and risk management concerns have presented convincing arguments, including strategies for ensuring that residents develop a solid foundation in team work, effective communication ,basic surgical techniques, and demonstration of skill competencies. This should occur before residents participate in actual surgical skills and procedures in hospital operating theaters. The development of surgical procedure simulators and simulation team training has accelerated in recent years.

In 2008, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists formed a Working Group of state-of-the-art simulation centers, with the goal of developing and validating a variety of Obstetrics and Gynecologic simulation based curricula. The Working Group now has 22 centers geographically located across the United States. We currently are not accepting new members.  

Stay tuned as we update our curricula and achievements!


Anne Arnold
Simulations Liaison



American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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