This workshop is intended to teach contraception and counseling to 2nd year medical students in a way that prepares them for clinical encounters.
Click here to download full Contraception Counseling and Simulation Workshop Slides
By the end of the session, learners will be able to:
- Review basic information about contraceptive methods, specifically LARC methods as well as special considerations for medically complex and postpartum women
- Introduce a shared decision-making approach to counseling
- Allow students an opportunity to practice LARC insertion techniques on models
- Session preparation – students were expected to watch a 25-minute online video module and read the syllabus chapter covering basic medical information about contraception.
- Contraception cases – in a large group session, students reviewed clinical cases with a contraception expert using interactive Poll Everywhere questions, “think-pair-share” prompts, and CDC Medical Eligibility.
- Contraception stations – students could handle different methods and learn LARC insertion techniques. Click here to download the Contraception Counseling Workshop learner Guide.
- We obtained usage data for the online module through the iRocket page. Click here for Rocket Polling instructions.
- Evaluation through an anonymous questionnaire.
- Outcome measurements:
- Attendance – taken without student names
- Duration of preparation – estimated by students in survey
- Session interactivity – True/False response comparison with traditional lecture
- Student understanding and confidence – rated as 1-3 scale as compared to feelings before the session.
- Bedsider.org/methods Designed for the general public, it is a wonderful resource for information about contraception and sexuality.