Does Your Menopause Care Meet Your Patients' Needs?
In 2017, a survey of 20 U.S. residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, and ob.gyn. showed that only 6.8% of residents felt they were being adequately prepared to manage menopausal patients effectively, including how to use hormone therapy (HT).
Of the 177 residents who responded to the survey, 102 (56%) were in either family medicine or internal medicine.
"My guess is that there has been no substantial evolution in medical training to this day," said lead survey study author Juliana Kling, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, chair of women's health internal medicine, and dean, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Scottsdale, Ariz.