Current scenario: Teaching of lower genital tract pathology and colposcopy in Spain

Núria L. Rodríguez-Mias, Javier Cortés, Jordi Xercavins, Josep M. Lailla

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Objective: To evaluate the impact of an educational intervention in lower genital tract pathology (LGTP) on the knowledge and skills acquired by Spanish resident physicians. The intervention was carried out by the Spanish Association of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and the Spanish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Subjects and methods: We performed an observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study, based on a 15-item questionnaire voluntarily completed by Spanish Obstetrics and Gynecology trainees. Results: Compared with a previous survey in 2006, the proportion of Spanish teaching hospitals with a LGTP unit substantially increased (40% vs 80%), while the percentage of residents who reported fair to good knowledge of this field doubled. However, knowledge of the management of some vulvar diseases remains poor. Conclusiones: Se confirma la utilidad del plan de actuación sobre la formación continuada en TGI emprendido por la AEPCC y la SEGO. Conclusions: This study confirms the usefulness of the continuing education in LGTP carried out by Spanish Scientific Societies. © 2011 SEGO.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-19
JournalProgresos de Obstetricia y Ginecologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Colposcopy
  • Educational method
  • Lower genital tract pathology
  • Residents in obstetrics and gynecology
  • Training


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