Description of the Working Group

Acquiring phenomenal clinical and surgical skills during obstetric-gynecologic 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 teamwork, 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 Simulation Working Group is comprised of members geographically located across the United States. See the membership and provisional member lists. Applications for new members are  accepted from February through October, with the Working Group voting on new members each December. All applicants are notified of application status in January. Select the "Apply Now" tab on the left to apply. 

Stay tuned as we update our curricula and achievements!


Anne Arnold
Simulations Liaison



American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188