OB/GYN

HomeResidency OB/GYN Curriculum

OB/GYN Residency Educational Experience

Residents receive the instruction and experience necessary to deliver excellent and comprehensive primary healthcare in both ambulatory and hospital settings.

In your first postgraduate year (PGY1), residents begin training in both routine and high-risk obstetrics, as well as general gynecology and minor operative surgical procedures. In addition, training begins in ultrasonography. Residents also begin training in family planning.

The second year of training (PGY2) expands and deepens training in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. This includes rotations in the subspecialties of gyn oncology and reproductive endocrinology. Primary care experience is gained during an emergency medicine rotation. Breadth of training is expanded with rotations in high-risk obstetrics and a dedicated peds adolescent rotation.

During the third year of training (PGY3), the focus of training is depth of high-risk obstetrics and major operative gynecology. Gynecologic skills are expanded with one-on-one experiences with private practice attendings in the community and our urogynecologist.  Two consecutive months are spent on the Gyn Oncology service to continue to develop further surgical skills.

The fourth year of training (PGY4) presents the resident with the role of teacher. The system of graduated responsibility establishes the fourth year resident as service chief in general obstetrics, high-risk obstetrics and gynecology. Additional training in urogynecology surgery, benign gyn surgery and reproductive endocrinology occur. Each fourth year resident has an elective rotation, during which the resident may choose their experiences to broaden and deepen their knowledge in a particular area of interest.

Scheduled teaching sessions include OB rounds, GYN rounds, oncology rounds, journal club, pre-op conference, pathology/colposcopy conference, OBGYN morbidity and mortality conference, OB/NICU conference, core curriculum lectures, and twice monthly grand rounds.

Continuity of patient care is considered crucial. The resident is provided two half-day Continuity Clinic during most rotations. Patient assignments are graduated to reflect the increasing experience of each resident. This experience begins with normal obstetrics and gynecology and moves toward more complicated problems as the year of training increases.  All residents are trained in CenteringPregnancy and lead a group in their first year and again in their third year.

PGY-1

  • Obstetrics: 3 months
  • Night Float: 3 months
  • Gynecology: 3 months
  • Ultrasound: 1 month
  • High Risk Obstetrics: 1 month
  • Family Planning: 1 month

PGY-2  

  • Obstetrics: 3 months
  • Night Float: 3 months
  • Gynecology: 1 month
  • Emergency Medicine: 1 month
  • High Risk Obstetrics: 1 month
  • Adolescent Gynecology: 1 month
  • GYN Oncology: 1 month
  • Reproductive Endocrinology: 1 month

PGY-3

  • Obstetrics: 3 months
  • Night Float 2 months
  • Gynecology: 2 months
  • Private Gynecology: 2 months
  • UROGYN: 1month
  • GYN Oncology: 2 months

PGY-4

  • Obstetrics: 3 months
  • Night Float: 1month
  • Gynecology: 3 months
  • Reproductive Endocrinology: 1 month
  • UROGYN: 1month
  • Elective: 1 month
  • Private Gynecology: 1 month
  • Float: 1 month