Residency Program Overview

The basic residency is four years in duration with five persons at each level (total 20). The objective of the program is to train physicians to be excellent clinicians with all of the knowledge and skills of the specialty and with the ability to learn and advance so that they will remain current with the literature and changes in the specialty. There are daily didactic teaching sessions in the form of rounds, lectures, conferences, and seminars. The clinical responsibilities progress in complexity as the resident advances through the program. The residency uses a "night team" who cover the hospital from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 A.M. Sunday night to Friday morning. This reduces the amount of night call for other residents to approximately two per month on weekends and reduces the "post-call syndrome".

Exposure to all subspecialties and the basic sciences allow the integration of a new knowledge into patient management. The residents learn neonatal care, abdominal and vaginal ultrasonography, colposcopy, breast surgery, urodynamics, pathology, high-risk obstetrics, hysteroscopy, endocrinology, family planning, laser surgery, microsurgery, cystometrics and all other areas of importance in the practice of both primary care and specialized obstetrics-gynecology and reproductive medicine.

During the residency, each resident maintains their own Continuity Clinic one day per week. This allows the resident to follow a woman with ob-gyn needs for four years.

The department also has medical student education programs including a clerkship rotation in the third year and senior medical student activities. Residents have a major responsibility in the teaching of medical students.