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OB/GYN Chattanooga

Overview

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga offers a comprehensive 4-year program with 4 positions offered at each PGY level. Our residency program and graduate medical education institution have a major affiliation with Erlanger Health System -- the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, Perinatal Center, and tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Both the Obstetrics and Gynecology services are extremely active, with approximately 6000 deliveries and more than 5000 gynecologic procedures each year.

Academic faculty members work with the residents daily, along with an additional volunteer faculty who supervise residents across both obstetrics and gynecology curriculums. Academic faculty members represent the areas of General Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and Urogynecology. All faculty practice primarily within the Erlanger Health System, such that 24 hour in-house faculty supervision of residents is established.

Residents are actively involved with faculty in clinical research, basic science research, and patient safety and quality improvement projects. Research is further supported by research staff supported by the UT College of Medicine. Our residents have several articles in publication and have presented at national and international conferences.

OB/GYN Program Highlights

  • Four (4) positions at each of four levels (16 total residents)
  • Comprehensive training in general obstetrics and gynecology as well as subspecialties of high-risk obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology, gynecologic urology, and robotic surgery
  • AAGL-sponsored Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS)
  • Opportunity for national certification in robotic surgery by graduation
  • Easily accessible academic and volunteer clinical faculty
  • Robust and diverse patient volume
  • Erlanger Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center and the region's only teaching hospital
  • Region's only Tertiary NICU
  • Region's only Tertiary Perinatal Center
  • Proven track record of our graduates entering prestigious fellowships in subspecialty areas of OB/GYN
  • Funds are available from the Department for professional development (educational materials such as books, board review course, or other outside educational conferences) and presentations at regional and national meetings
  • Individual continuity clinics
  • Education in performing a number of in-office procedures
  • Home access to the Erlanger/UT Memphis Medical Libraries with over 400 full-text online
    journals and over 70 leading electronic textbooks
  • Formal instruction in billing and coding
  • Strong research support from academic faculty and researchers from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • Newly renovated Simulation and Skills lab with 24/7 access

The mission of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Chattanooga is to develop women’s health advocates whom are excellent physicians specializing in the health and the well-being of all females across the age spectrum.

Our residents receive four years of comprehensive training in general obstetrics and gynecology as well as significant exposure to subspecialists in Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and Women’s Ambulatory Health Care.

We believe the best training for our residents comes from our strong clinical program, high surgical volume, and clinical and basic science research opportunities, provided in a professional environment of learning and education. Our attending physicians lead by example, providing evidence-based healthcare. Teamwork is paramount to obtaining our success. We believe in working toward our shared goals and these take precedence over our personal goals.  We are not satisfied with mediocrity as such we strive for the betterment of ourselves and team, in the delivery of the highest quality women’s healthcare. At the completion of our program, our residents graduate prepared to be leaders in women’s health as specialist in general obstetrics  and gynecology or to further academic pursuits of subspecialty training. 

Last Published: Oct 26, 2020