This module presents cerclage education information for obstetrics and gynecology residents. It includes information on equipment, types of procedures, steps for procedures, risk and benefits, and indications and contraindications of cerclage placement.

Successful completion of an assessment and evaluation is required.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this simulation, residents will be able to:

  • Describe the indications for cerclages and different types of cerclage placement
  • List the equipment and supplies needed for vaginal cerclage placement
  • List the steps of cerclage placement and removal
  • Practice the steps of a MacDonald cerclage placement on a closed and dilated cervix simulation model



Read the objectives and watch the content for the module. After successfully passing the assessment, print the evaluation form, which will be used by your faculty during the simulation lab or operative procedure. Once you have been evaluated, ask your faculty to sign the form and give it to your program director. Be sure to enter your faculty's name in the module.


Each module contains a description of the simulation needed for the resident's evaluation. Once the resident completes the simulation, sign the evaluation form and instruct the resident to submit it to the program director.

Program Directors

The resident's score will be calculated when the resident completes the assessment. The faculty evaluator's name will also be collected during the assessment. After verifying that all requirements have been met, enter the evaluation form into the resident's records.

Associated Readings

  1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2014). ACOG Practice Bulletin No.142: Cerclage for the management of cervical insufficiency. Obstetrics and Gynecology (New York. 1953), 123(2), 372–379.
  2. Berghella. (2012). Progesterone and preterm birth prevention: translating clinical trials data into clinical practice. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 206(5), 376–386.

Created July 2023