Midwives Teaching Midwives Caucus
The Midwives Teaching Midwives Caucus is a venue for
midwifery educators to meet together, share information, learn from each other
and participate in problem solving and professional growth. Activities
Following the 2012 ACNM Annual Meeting, we conducted an
online survey of midwifery educators with contacts that were obtained via
outreach to Program Directors for faculty member emails. Our survey assessed faculty desire for a more
formal group structure for midwifery educators and found significant interest
among the members surveyed. A well-attended inaugural meeting of midwives involved in midwifery education was held
at the 2013 ACNM Annual Meeting.
Attendees at that meeting expressed a clear interest in, and desire for,
a more formal structure as well as educational workshop opportunities for
midwifery educators. Based on the
results of the survey and the meeting, with Board of Director's approval, the
Midwives Teaching Midwives Caucus was formed.
As a first step, we have created an ACNM a Connect discussion group for
midwifery educators. Members who are
interested can sign up for the Midwives Teaching Midwives community on the ACNM
We are also moving forward
with plans to formalize our Caucus as well as offer educational workshops for
midwifery educators at future ACNM Annual Meetings.
excitedly welcome educators of midwifery students to join us in this
venture. There is so much good work we
can do together!
any questions or for further information, please feel free to contact Judy
Lazarus ([email protected]
) or Dawn Durain ([email protected]