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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and CaseNetwork Announce a Partnership for Resident Education

Washington, DC — Consistent education, objective tracking, assessment and reporting of individual resident programs aligned with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) Core Competencies and Milestones is a problem for all program directors.

To advance education and training, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is partnering with Case Network to develop “CoreCases for Ob-Gyn,” a curriculum that will measure and improve a resident’s proficiency in the key knowledge and skills required for advancement during their training.

CoreCases for Ob-Gyn consists of 48 simulated patient encounters – 12 for each year of residency training – that cover all aspects of Women’s Healthcare and enable specific and immediate training support and remediation. CoreCases for Ob-Gyn is self-paced and allows residency programs to transport traditional lecture-based learning into a more interactive and engaging process for teaching and learning.

“ACOG is excited to participate in the CoreCases for Ob-Gyn curriculum, which will help resident directors track the progress of residents and more accurately assesses their readiness for promotion and independent practice,” stated Sandra Carson, MD, Vice President for Education at ACOG. “It is an important part of ACOG’s mission to provide education and training to improve physician knowledge, communication and professionalism with the ultimate goal to enhance patient care and safety.”

With the changes in work hours for residents, the shifting landscape for care and increasing demands on faculty and staff, a more time-efficient and cost-effective method for educating residents and assessing competency is needed. CoreCases addresses that need and improves the educational experience for all ob-gyn residents while supporting the current program curriculum.

”CaseNetwork is excited to provide case-based, competency-focused education that helps residents learn faster, more efficiently and more conveniently,” says Jeffrey Levy, MD, Founder and CEO of CaseNetwork. “CoreCases is the first solution that tracks competencies and directly maps milestones to educational activities. We are thrilled to work with ACOG on this important project.”

For more information visit www.casenetwork.com.

About ACOG

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), a 501(c)(3) organization, is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of approximately 58,000 members, The College strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a 501(c)(6) organization, is its companion organization. www.acog.org

About CaseNetwork

CaseNetwork is a technology enhanced medical education company delivering competency-focused, case-based education that enables learners to improve their knowledge and comprehension of critical patient situations and disease states. CaseNetwork’s simulated patient encounters integrate evidence-based clinical information with required proficiencies and skills. CaseNetwork’s proprietary platforms include collaborative social learning, peer-to-peer problem solving and interactive decision making that is conveniently delivered in a browser or on a mobile device for anytime, anywhere learning. The CaseNetwork solution helps healthcare professionals advance their skills and improve competency with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient outcomes. For more information, visit www.casenetwork.com and follow CaseNetwork on Twitter @CaseNetworkU.

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