The Residency program is designed to allow maximum exposure to clinical practice in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology while providing a comprehensive didactic program as a foundation for continued learning in the field. We aim to turn out Residents who are not only capable of assuming independent practice responsibilities when they finish, but are also able to enter any fellowship program on a par with a Resident from any academic center. Residents from this program have gone on to do fellowships in virtually all sub-specialties recognized by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). Currently the curriculum breaks down as follows:

First Year Rotation:

  • Ultrasound - 4 weeks
  • Special Care Nursery - 4 weeks
  • ER / Ambulatory GYN - 4 weeks
  • OB/GYN - 40 weeks

Second Year Rotation:

  • Ultrasound - 4 weeks
  • Gynecologic Oncology (possibly at end of year) - 8 weeks
  • OB/GYN - 32 weeks
  • Elective - 8 weeks

Third Year Rotation:

  • Gynecologic Oncology (if not already done) - 8 weeks
  • Elective - 12 weeks
  • OB/GYN - 32 weeks

Fourth Year Rotation:

  • Gynecologic Oncology (16 weeks total for residency unless taken as an elective) - 12 weeks
  • OB/GYN - Remainder of year

Electives Are:

  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Ultrasound
  • Urogynecology
  • Family Planning
  • Research
  • MIG's
  • Community GYN Oncology

Experience Gained:

  • Total hospital Deliveries for the 2017 - 2018  Academic Year - 2,423
  • Total hospital Cesarean Deliveries for the 2017 -2018 Academic Year - 639
  • Total hospital Primary C-Sections for the 2017-2018 Academic Year- 363
  • Total hospital VBAC Deliveries for the 2017 -2018 Academic Year- 74

For the Residents who finished the program in 2018, they each averaged:

  • Spontaneous Deliveries - 358
  • (Operative) Forceps and Vacuum Deliveries - 21
  • Cesarean Deliveries - 250
  • Abdominal Hysterectomies - 77
  • Vaginal Hysterectomies - 39
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy - 35
  • Laparotomies - 135
  • Operative Hysteroscopy - 64
  • Surgery for Invasive Cancer - 84

Didactics:
We have daily Morning Report from 07:00 until 07:30. At this time there is discussion of all in-patients and a reevaluation of management and treatment plans based on current data. There is a Grand Rounds Presentation in Medicine on Wednesdays at 07:30 and a Grand Rounds in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2-3 weeks of every month on Thursday at 08:00. Every other month, we have our Morbidity and Mortality Conference in Ob/Gyn . Gynecologic Oncology conferences are on a one to one basis during the total of 4 months the residents spend on the Gyn/Onc rotation, supplemented by lectures from a community Gyn/Oncologist. Every Thursday morning is dedicated to didactic presentations. It starts with Grand Rounds and is followed by MFM  and Faculty Lectures. The last hour is usually devoted to a review of the ACOG Committee Opinions on either Gynecology or Obstetrics. Journal Club is held every other month in the evenings. There are other lectures on diverse subjects like legal medicine, ethics, office management, and coding mixed in with the Thursday presentations. Residents and faculty contribute to a lecture bank, private lectures and Updates. We have a monthly skills lab and various in-services such as, IUD boot Camp, Essure Training Lab, Hysteroscopy Lab, laparoscopy Lab and knot tying workshops. We also have multidisciplinary drills including postpartum hemorrhage and shoulder dystocia. Part of our program involves teaching third year medical students who rotate through for their four-week core curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The residents are required to make a number of presentations to these students and to supervise them in their on floor management of patients.

Research:
This program supports research by both faculty and residents. All residents are required to participate in a research project that they will present at the annual Resident Research Day in June of their PGY3 Year. This project may be one that is carried through the entire last three years and reported on annually, if approved by the Director of Research. All residents are encouraged to submit papers for publication and posters for presentation at various professional conferences. Funds for their attendance are provided above and beyond the yearly conference allowance if available.

Boards:
Our "First Take" Written Board pass percentage over the past five years is 100% for Obstetrics and Gynecology. The first time pass rate for the full time Ob/Gyn residents for the past five years has been 100%.