Problem: When learning specific clinical skills within the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship, the concerns of prior students pointed to knowing which skills to complete and how to ask for experience within the Labor and Delivery (L&D) rotation. The development of a passport as a checklist for certain skills to be signed off by faculty was initiated as a vehicle for students to feel comfortable advocating for their learning. Methods: Our research aims to assess third-year medical student satisfaction and quality of experience when completing the L&D passport, and offer students the ability to provide feedback. Data is collected via an anonymous online survey at the end of the six-week clerkship rotation, and will not be shared with external entities. Preliminary Results: Within the numerical ranking portion of the survey, a total of 31 responses have been received, while a total of 19 responses have been received for the short answer. Preliminary data show that 80.6% of responses rank the passport as ‘useful’ to ‘very useful’ as a tool in the rotation. Concerning the difficulty of completing 20 tasks, 71.0% of responses ranked the passport ‘easy’ to ‘very easy.’ Additionally, 80.6% of responses assessed the passport as being able to facilitate the completion of the rotation learning objectives. Short answer responses have given constructive feedback about the limitations of the passport. Discussion: The critical bulk of the L&D rotation includes the vast amount of technical skills, triage-based clinical reasoning, and recognition of emergent complications. Students report that the L&D passport is a useful guide. They have found it easy to understand and utilize, while being able to advocate for their own learning throughout the rapid workflow dynamic in L&D. Constructive feedback consists mostly of students working through a learning curve in deciphering appropriate times to ask for signatures or keeping the tangible object on person to reference during downtime.
Passarelli, Talia; Promise Bood; Salam Chalouhi; Maria Montoya; and Brenna McGuire. "Student Perceptions of a Labor and Delivery Skill Guide." (2023). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/hsc_ed_day/147