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The State of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology in Canada: In-Training Versus In-Practice PAG Education in Canada

  • Tania Dumont
    Affiliations
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Newborn Care, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON

    Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, CHEO, Ottawa, ON

    The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON

    CHEO Research Institute, Ottawa, ON
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  • Nathalie Fleming
    Affiliations
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Newborn Care, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON

    Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, CHEO, Ottawa, ON

    The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON

    CHEO Research Institute, Ottawa, ON
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  • Sukhbir S. Singh
    Affiliations
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Newborn Care, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON

    The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON
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  • Amanda Black
    Affiliations
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

    The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON
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Published:March 16, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2021.12.009
      Only in the last two decades have we started to realize the importance of pediatric and adolescent gynaecology (PAG) care provided by specialists trained in this area. Obstetricians and gynaecologists (Ob/Gyns) have been caring for women for many years; however, the care of young women and children with gynaecological issues has been provided by health care providers from different specialties with no, little, or variable PAG training. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) has Objectives of Training and one Entrustable Professional Activity for achieving competency in PAG during an Ob/Gyn residency. There is a paucity of data in Canada on who provides care to the PAG population and how these providers are trained. With this letter, our team explored the topics of care provision, health care providers’ self-perceived competence, and desire for and method of delivering PAG training to future and current Canadian Ob/Gyns. Like any budding field, time is required for clinical and educational research to catch up with that of other well-established subspecialties.
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