Drs. Jacques, Kaljo, Farez and Lund Published an Article on Education

Drs. Jacques, Kaljo, Farez and Lund Published an Article on Education

Drs. Laura Jacques, Kristina Kaljo, Robert Treat, Joseph Davis, Rahmouna Farez, and Michael Lund all contributed to the newly published article “Intersecting Gender, Evaluations, and Examinations: Averting Gender Bias in an Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship in the United States”.

The purpose of this study was to determine whether gender bias was present in the final third‑year medical student obstetrics/gynecology clerkship performance evaluation completed by faculty and resident physicians.

The medical student performance on the clinical evaluation correlated with the NBME subject examination independent of gender. Female medical students had higher scores on both clinical evaluations and subject examinations. These results are reassuring as they suggest that gender bias was not evident during the evaluation of both male and female medical student and that faculty and resident physicians evaluated student performance irrespective of gender. While this study has temporarily calmed issues of gender bias among the obstetrics/gynecology faculty, residents, and medical students, it is important to be cognizant that issues of gender equity continue to be prevalent both nationally and globally.

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“Intersecting Gender, Evaluations, and
Examinations: Averting Gender Bias in an Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship in the United States”

Laura Jacques, MD
Assistant Professor; Clerkship Program Co-Director
General OB/GYN
Kristina Kaljo, PhD
Instructional Designer
Rahmouna Farez, MD
Assistant Professor; Clerkship Program Co-Director
General OB/GYN; Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
Michael Lund, MD
Associate Professor; Director of Continuous Professional Development
General OB/GYN