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Keywords:

  • collaborative practice;
  • midwifery practice;
  • models of practice;
  • residency program;
  • organizational structure

Four models of organizational structure for midwifery practices that are located in academic institutions with residency programs are described: parallel models, coexistence models, fully integrated models, and blended models. Examples of each of these models are presented along with advantages and disadvantages and overall effect on resident education.