Volume 2, Issue 3 (May 2012) Training Tomorrow’s Women’s Health Care Providers

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The initiation of simulation training at a large community hospital p. 1-12
Cornelia R. Graves MD, Geoffrey H. Smallwood MD, Phillip L. Bressman MD, Douglas H. Brown MD, John E. VanHooydonk MD, Stephen M. Staggs MD, Henry Clay Newsome MD, Tristin A. Casteel MBA, and Jessica C. Wells MS

Topics of Interest

Meeting Highlights


ACOG Junior Fellow Activity p. 1-2
Rachel A. Mejia and Amandeep S. Mahal

Board Member Spotlight

Extended Abstracts


Anti-Müllerian Hormone concentration levels in maternal plasma during the first, second and third trimester of pregnancy p. 1-2
Kelin Schultz, Barbara Stegmann, Mark Santillan, Donna Santillan, Elaine Smith, and Bradley J. Van Voorhis


The influence of fetal sex on patterns of change in anti-Mullerian hormone during pregnancy p. 1-2
Ryan Empey, Donna A. Santillan, Mark Santillan, Eric M. Tyler, Stephen K. Hunter, Elaine M. Smith, and Barbara J. Stegmann



Kimberly K. Leslie, MD, The University of Iowa

Guest Editor

Marygrace Elson, , MD, MME, Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Iowa

Managing Editor

Susan Schwartz-Rogers, MLS, The University of Iowa

Scientific Associate Editor

Kristina W. Thiel, PhD, The University of Iowa

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the third issue of the second volume of Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I am please to serve as the guest editor of this issue, Training Tomorrow’s Women’s Health Care Providers. I have been a faculty member in the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa since 2000 and the Residency Program Director since December 2011.

This issue contains a broad range of very interesting articles related to medical education, including articles and editorials on new teaching approaches for medical student, resident, and attending physician education. Also in this issue are highlights from the recent ACOG Congressional Leadership Conference and extended abstracts describing resident research within the Department. For a description of the opportunities for Women’s Health at the University of Iowa and an update on the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine curriculum renewal, please read the Topics of Interest section. I am pleased to have contributed to this exciting issue of Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Our journal is peer-reviewed, and we invite your interest and future submissions. Our eventual goal is to become listed in PubMed, so your support in submitting the most interesting clinical studies, reviews and basic research manuscripts is particularly valuable as we move forward. In addition to full length articles, we will publish case reports and interesting clinical cases for review by one of our faculty experts. Please see our instructions for authors and instructions for clinical cases/case reports templates.

On behalf of the Editorial Board including Dr. Kimberly Leslie, Editor-in-Chief, and Susan Schwartz-Rogers, Managing Editor, welcome to Proceeding in Obstetrics and Gynecology! We hope you enjoy our current issue.


Marygrace Elson, MD, MME

William C. Keettel Professor

Residency Program Director

Vice-Chair for Education

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Iowa