Menopause Management Knowledge in Post-graduate Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology Residents: A CrossSectional Survey

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Objective: We aimed to evaluate training in menopause management in post-graduate residents across different training programs. Design: A cross-sectional, anonymous survey was emailed to trainees at all post- graduate levels in family medicine (FM), internal medicine (IM), and obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) at residency programs across the U.S. The survey evaluated attitudes potentially influencing menopausal hormone therapy (HT) prescribing, knowledge about HT, availability and type of training in menopause medicine, and demographic information. Results: 20 U.S. programs participated, providing 183 at least partially completed surveys (703 residents contacted; 26% response rate). Most trainees were between 26 – 30 years of age (77%), female (66%), and believed it was important or very important to be trained to manage menopause (94%). Statistically significant differences were seen between disciplines regarding menopause competency questions. OB/GYN and FM were more likely than IM residents to answer various knowledge questions correctly. For example, 53 % of OB/GYN, and 56% of FM would appropriately prescribe HT until age 50 to a prematurely menopausal woman, while only 23% of IM answered this question correctly (p


Presented at the North American Menopause Society
October 3-6, 2018
San Diego, CA

Poster #50

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