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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology hosted their first

Dr. Leslie Clark and Dr. Meredith Newton

OBGYN Medical Education Symposium. The symposium, “Challenges in Medical Education in the 21st Century,” was led by Dr. Omar Young, Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an Associate Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

The event was attended by faculty and residents from UNC Health, Duke Health, Wake Med, and Campbell University, and included presentations from keynote speakers, Dr. Ebony Carter and Dr. Jonas Swartz. The symposium also included presentations by OBGYN residents, and other faculty members. Topics included success in academic medicine for historically marginalized individuals, hot topics in medical education including teaching when busy as well as surgical coaching, and abortion education/reproductive justice education.

Dr. Jonas Swartz- Duke University

Dr. Young organized the event to bring together UNC Health OBGYN faculty and residents to share in the department’s mission to promote excellence and scholarship in medical education. “The goal of the symposium is to convene a community of medical educators in OBGYN throughout the region to discuss best practices and challenges in OBGYN medical education as well as to engender collaboration and innovation in medical education scholarship,” said Dr. Young. “

The event was a success and Dr. Young hopes that the event will continue for years to come. “Without medical education, we would not be able to perform our research endeavors or provide the patients of North Carolina with cost-conscious, equitable and evidence-based care,” said Dr. Young.

Dr. Omar Young- UNC's OBGYN Vice Chair of Education
Dr. Omar Young- UNC’s OBGYN Vice Chair of Education
Dr. Leslie Clark and Dr. Meredith Newton
Jazmine Perez, MD – UNC OBGYN PGY3 resident
Dr. Ebony Carter- UNC’s OBGYN- Maternal Fetal Medicine division director
Dr. Omar Young- UNC’s OBGYN Vice Chair of Education
Poster presentations