Perineal Model with 4th-Degree Tear for Obstetrics Resident Training

Severe perineal tears are rare events, making it difficult for residents to receive adequate training.

Up to 65% of vaginal deliveries are complicated by some form of tear or episiotomy. Severe tears can lead to long-term complications; however, they are rare enough that residents have few opportunities to receive training from experienced obstetricians. Residents who receive simulation-based training have improved performance, but we do not currently have a model for 4th degree perineal tears.

Students:

Dr. Shirley Hutchinson

BSc, MD , MHScTR

Digim3d
Founder

Capstone Supervisor:

Prof. Joseph Ferenbok

PhD
Translational Research Program, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Revolutionary Translator, Director

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Richard Pittini

MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACOG

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Obstetrician and gynaecologist

Josh Qua Hiansen

Advanced Perioperative Imaging Laboratory

Biomedical Industrial Designer

Jon Barret

MBBCH, MD, FRCOG, FRCSC

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Professor

Perineal Model with 4th-Degree Tear for Obstetrics Resident Training

Dr. Shirley Hutchinson

BSc, MD , MHScTR

Digim3d
Founder

Severe perineal tears are rare events, making it difficult for residents to receive adequate training.

Up to 65% of vaginal deliveries are complicated by some form of tear or episiotomy. Severe tears can lead to long-term complications; however, they are rare enough that residents have few opportunities to receive training from experienced obstetricians. Residents who receive simulation-based training have improved performance, but we do not currently have a model for 4th degree perineal tears.

Capstone Supervisor:

Prof. Joseph Ferenbok

PhD
Translational Research Program, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Revolutionary Translator, Director

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Richard Pittini

MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACOG

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Obstetrician and gynaecologist

Josh Qua Hiansen

Advanced Perioperative Imaging Laboratory

Biomedical Industrial Designer

Jon Barret

MBBCH, MD, FRCOG, FRCSC

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Professor