Association Between Senior Obstetrician Supervision of Resident Deliveries and Mode of Delivery
This study, which was selected by Obstetrics and Gynecology (the leading US journal for OBGYN research) as one of the winners of the 2017 Roy M. Pitkin Award, which was established in 1998 to honor departments of obstetrics and gynecology that promote and demonstrate excellence in research. In this study we demonstrated that Having senior obstetricians supervise resident deliveries is significantly associated with an increased rate of forceps deliveries and a decreased rate of cesarean deliveries. This supports our active role in resident and medical school education.
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