Bedside Teaching in Obstetrics and Gynecology

ISSN: 1875-6581 (Online)
ISSN: 1573-4048 (Print)

Volume 11, 2 Issues, 2015

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John Yeh
Harvard Medical School
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

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Bedside Teaching in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Current Women's Health Reviews, 9(3): 194-200.

Author(s): Camille A. Clare and John Yeh.

Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA.


Bedside teaching is a commonly used educational tool in obstetrics and gynecology. In this clinical commentary, we analyzed and reviewed strategies for bedside teaching and guidelines for its use, and discussed its advantages and disadvantages. Electronic databases were searched for the period covering the years 2000 to 2012 for studies in the English language with the main outcome measure of the effectiveness of bedside teaching as an educational modality. There are no specific publications in the literature that address this issue in obstetrics and gynecology. Based on the literature in other settings, we infer that bedside teaching in obstetrics and gynecology is an effective teaching tool and should be studied further to determine its optimal usage as a teaching modality. The setting of labor and delivery is the most poignant example of bedside teaching in obstetrics and gynecology.


Bedside teaching, labor and delivery, medical education, obstetrics and gynecology.

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Article Details

Volume: 9
Issue Number: 3
First Page: 194
Last Page: 200
Page Count: 7
DOI: 10.2174/157340480903140131112441

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