Linda Ann Wheeler is an Associate Professor and Director of the Nurse–Midwifery Service in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis, TN.
NURSE-MIDWIFE INVOLVEMENT IN MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION: The Pelvic Examination
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1981 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 34–37, January-February 1981
How to Cite
Wheeler, L. A., Burke, M. M. and Ling, F. W. (1981), NURSE-MIDWIFE INVOLVEMENT IN MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION: The Pelvic Examination. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 26: 34–37. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(81)90205-6
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
Nineteen women trained in the technique of pelvic examination taught both the technical and interpersonal aspects of the procedure to sophomore medical students in a physical diagnosis course. Working in teams of two, the women functioned as the primary instructors. A medical professional served as resource person only. The training and teaching programs are described. Because of the success of both, a similar learning experience for third-year medical students entering the obstetric/gynecology clerkship and for obstetric/gynecology residents has been initiated.