Throughout the four year training period, the faculty seeks to develop a resident's clinical skills while simultaneously encouraging academic pursuits. Our philosophy is to provide continuity of care and progressive responsibility in a fashion supervised, but not dictated by faculty. Believing that Obstetrics and Gynecology is a continuing learning experience throughout one's professional life, we attempt to instill into physicians the capacity to evaluate new advances and integrate them into clinical practice. We also emphasize the development of life-long learning habits.
In the first year, the resident has rotations in Obstetrics, Ambulatory Care, High Risk Obstetrics, Gynecology, Ultrasound and Surgical Critical Care at the Regional One Health Medical Center. One rotation in Women’s Health is spent at the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center. One rotation is spent on gynecologic oncology.
Second year rotations include Obstetrics, Ambulatory Care and High Risk Obstetrics at the Regional One Health Medical Center. Three rotations in gynecology are shared between the Regional One Health Medical Center, Baptist Women’s Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. The private hospital experiences provide a significant volume of gynecologic surgery in a one-on-one resident/staff setting, as the resident develops skills in pelvic surgery. One rotation each is spent on gynecologic oncology and reproductive endocrinology.
The third year consists of rotations in Obstetrics, Ambulatory Care and High Risk Obstetrics at the Regional One Health Medical Center. Rotations in gynecology are shared between the Regional One Health Medical Center and Baptist Women’s Hospital and will also include reproductive endocrinology. The experience provides a significant volume of gynecologic surgery, allowing the resident to refine basic surgical procedures while also providing independent learning. Third year residents also spend one rotation on gynecologic oncology, receiving more responsibility on the team than in the previous year. Formal introduction to Urogynecology takes place and opportunities for elective are present in the third year.
In the fourth year, senior residents have a supervisory role, receiving a significant amount of responsibility in patient care and teaching. At the same time, the fourth year is an opportunity to maximize learning through these roles. Four rotations are spent on Obstetrics and Ambulatory Care. Rotations on gynecology are split between Regional One Health Medical Center, Baptist Hospital and Methodist Hospital. One rotation each is spent as the senior resident on the gynecologic oncology and urogynecology services. One rotation is dedicated to preparing residents for individual practice.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
853 Jefferson Avenue, Rm E102
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-4795
Fax: (901) 448-7075