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Genitourinary Teaching Associates

A Genitourinary Teaching Associate (GTA or GUTA) is an individual who is trained to teach techniques and protocol for performing the gender-specific physical examination to healthcare trainees, using him or herself as a demonstration and practice model.

The GTA also provides feedback to the students in a supportive environment for skill development and practice. Emphasis is on teaching from the patient perspective. This program involves invasive examination.

Roles of Male and Female GTAs

  • A female GTA teaches a basic routine breast, pelvic and rectal examination
  • A male GTA teaches a routine male genital-rectal examination
  • Both male and female GTAs include physician-patient communication and patient education in their instruction, equipping students with compassionate and caring interpersonal skills for effective patient communication in the genitourinary exam.

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