Dear Resident Applicant
Thank you for your interest in graduate medical education in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Florida. Our primary goal is to educate and train highly effective and compassionate women's health care physicians.
Our program, four years in duration, has no electives. The first two years focus on obstetrical care (first year residents perform most vaginal deliveries; second year residents perform most cesarean sections). During the first two years, the resident learns office gynecology and associated procedures, minor gynecological procedures, neonatal intensive care, primary care medicine, ultrasound, and pediatric and adolescent gynecology. The final two years emphasize gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology, and urogynecology. There are continuity clinics for residents for all four years. We use a night float team (5 PM – 7 AM) so no residents work post-call. Medical student teaching is an important responsibility for our residents.
During each of the last two years the resident must complete and present a research project with a faculty mentor. Teaching activities include daily teaching rounds with faculty, faculty supervision in all clinics, operating rooms and delivery rooms. Each Wednesday morning is reserved for resident teaching (8 AM – 12 Noon) including morbidity and mortality conference, grand rounds, book chapter reviews, journal club and topic lectures. Our selection process depends upon USMLE scores (PART 1 AND PART 2), medical school class rank, Dean's letter and personal interviews. Please note that we accept FMG applicants – J1 visa only. Please click here for details from our Graduate Medical Education office including information related to salary and benefits, contracts, visa information, etc.
We take great pride in our resident-graduates and their extraordinary success which we believe is a function of a rigorous selection process, excellent resident education, and a commitment to compassionate and effective patient care. We hope you strongly consider the University of South Florida in your selection process and equally important that you recognize our program for the unique educational experience we deliver.
W.N. Spellacy, M.D.
Residency Program Director