Tag Archives: gynecologic teaching associate

First Ever Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program and Forensic GTA Program in Brazil

GTA work has been utilized in Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training for many years to instruct and review the components of the pelvic examination necessary to complete the sexual assault forensic evidence collection kit on a sexual assault survivor. However, in the past several years, the specialized skills of GTAs have been utilized in […]

Columbia University Monthly Diversity Meeting

Every once in a while, professional partnerships are formed that transcend moves, changes in positions and university placements. One such partnership exists between CPR Director, Isle Polonko and Dr. Kellie Bryant, Executive Director of Simulation and Assistant Professor at Columbia School of Nursing. Dr. Bryant’s talent and ingenuity has always lead to creative programming and […]

The How To’s of Reducing Student Anxiety and Creating Safe Space For Students

by Clinical Practice Resources Managing Director, Richard Claflin One of the things we all recognize as GTA/MUTA instructors is that we teach an uncomfortable subject that produces a lot of anxiety for learners who are new to performing gynecological, genital or prostate exams.  There’s no way around it: these examinations are filled with a lot […]

Judi Marraccini, Friend, Mentor and Leader in the Field of GTA!

Blog by Isle Polonko:  Today, May 1, is the birthday of an extraordinary woman.  Judi Marraccini.  Judi is my friend, my personal mentor and a person who has made significant contributions to the field I am so passionate about, the field of GTA/MUTA.  I have known Judi for decades. She was my boss at Rutgers, […]

Wonderful Article From Colleagues in Ankara, Turkey

Post by Isle Polonko:  Over the many years I have been actively involved in GTA/MUTA education, I have had the privilege of working with some exceptional people.  The work that was completed with Melih Elcin, Professor at Hacettepe University in Ankara Turkey and his faculty was one of the most extraordinary of my entire career.  His […]