Graduate and Continuing Medical Education of Placenta Accreta Spectrum

Colleen Feltmate, Sarah R. Easter, Jennifer B. Gilner, Amer K. Karam, Fady Khourry-Callado, Karin A. Fox

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Surgical training experience in obstetrics-gynecology (OB-GYN) residency and fellowship training, particularly in open abdominal surgeries has declined over the last 2 decades. This is due, in part, due to a universal trend toward non-invasive treatments for gynecologic conditions once treated surgically. Management of placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) often requires complex surgical skills, including, but not limited to highly complex hysterectomy. The decline in surgical case numbers has fallen as the incidence of PAS has risen, which we anticipate will lead to a gap in critical skills needed for graduating obstetrician-gynecologists to able to safely care for people with PAS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1002-1008
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jun 19 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • hysterectomy
  • medical education
  • placenta accreta spectrum
  • simulation
  • surgical skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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