Spotlight on Publications - April 2021
Pictured- PhD Student Lucy Caughey & Dr Rebecca Szabo
We are spotlighting the publications of Dr Rebecca Szabo and PhD Student Lucy Caughey who were recently published in the prestigious journals Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, PLOS ONE & Fertility and Sterility.
Dr Rebecca Szabo was the corresponding author on the paper “Defining competency for Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists training: An exploratory study of Victorian Integrated Training Program coordinators’ understanding of competency” which was published in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology online in March 2021.
Competency‐based medical education (CBME) is increasingly employed by postgraduate training programs worldwide, including obstetrics and gynaecology. Focusing on assessment of outcomes rather than time‐in‐training, and utilising a well‐defined curricular framework, CBME aims to train doctors capable of meeting the needs of modern society. When this study was undertaken, in 2019, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) had a time‐based curriculum and was due to undergo a curriculum review starting in 2020.
The article can be found at this link.
Dr Rebecca Szabo also co-authored the paper “Experiences of receiving and providing maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia: A five-cohort cross-sectional comparison” which appeared in PLOS ONE online in March 2021.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way health care is delivered in many countries around the world. Evidence on the experience of those receiving or providing maternity care is important to guide practice through this challenging time.
The full article can be found at this link.
PhD Student Lucy Caughey’s fourth year Honours thesis was published in Fertility and Sterility in January 2021. The paper is titled “Psychosocial determinants of women’s intentions and willingness to freeze their eggs”. Additionally, the editors-in-chief of Fertility and Sterility invited editorials to be written on select manuscripts accepted for publication in the journal and an editorial of Lucy’s paper was chosen to appear in the Reflections sections of the journal. You can view the editorial here.
The article Psychosocial determinants of women’s intentions and willingness to freeze their eggs can be found at this link.