during our end of rotation with the obgyn department, we had a skills assessment session aka osce, an objective structural clinical exam. my favorite exam station was doing the episiorrhaphy, primarily because i practiced this at home using sponges, anatomy dissection tools, and of course youtube.
i had to practice a lot because during my first laceration repair on a real postpartum woman, i was being coached by the ever-supportive ob residents and i really did not know what i was doing until i finished my sutures. after that, i knew that i had to practice.
this was my home practice set.
here's one of my favorite practice vids showing an episiotomy repair.
i'm looking forward to the next osce skills stations, especially during my Surgery rotation.