Helpful Information & Resources
Pap Smear Screening Guidelines
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists currently recommends Pap screening every 2 years for most woman ages 21-29, every three years for women 30 and older who have three negative prior screenings, and cessation of cervical cancer screening after hysterectomy for benign disease, or at age 65 or 70, depending on a woman’s screening history. Women age 30 or older may be tested with cervical cytology (Pap) alone or with cytology and human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing (“co-testing”).
In March 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and a multidisciplinary partnership among the American Cancer Society/American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology/American Society for Clinical Pathology (ACS/ASCCP/ASCP) recommended less frequent cervical cancer screening: cytology every 3 years for women ages 21-29, and either cytology every 3 years, or cytology/HPV co-testing every 5 years for women ages 30-65. Both groups recommended cessation of screening after hysterectomy for benign disease in women without a history of high-grade cervical dysplasia.
The USPSTF recommendations were published in the March 15, 2012 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine
The ACS/ASCCP/ASCP recommendations were published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, and the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. As published by ACS guidelines.
ACOG is reviewing these new recommendations, and the data from which the recommendations were derived to determine whether current OB/GYN practice guidelines should be modified. Click here for more information.
This web-based tutorial presents a case study involving a common scenario encountered by women receiving prenatal obstetric care. We hope this exercise will supplement and enrich your core clinical experience in the clerkship.
Each student must prepare a Patient Education handout/pamphlet on the obstetrical or gynecologic topic of his/ her choice. The final product should be written in language that is easily understandable by a lay person and should contain factual, relevant information. Stellar projects have been chosen for general distribution to our patients in the Audubon Clinic.
Helpful Information from Our Clerkship Director
The APGO Undergraduate Web-Based Interactive Self-Evaluation
This interactive self-exam is designed to help medical students acquire the necessary basic knowledge in obstetrics and gynecology, regardless of future medical specialty choice. For more information, visit the uWISE v.2 Beta page on the APGO website.