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Curriculum

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.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program Block Schedule 2021-2022

  Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8 Block 9
PGY-1 AMB ONC NICU/PP AMB GYN-B VAMC AMB HOUSE  
PGY-2 MFM GYN-B AMB Night Float VAMC AMB ONC AMB  
PGY-3  UroGyn AMB ONC REI AMB MIGS Elective AMB MFM
PGY-4 GYN-E UroGyn AMB Selective ONC Gyn-B AMB Capstone AMB

Blocks listed in BOLD indicate a block in which vacation is allowed

AMB = Labor and Delivery with clinic days and OR built in
ONC = Gynegologic Oncology
NICU/PP = Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit plus Planned Parenthood or Ultrasound Clinic
GYN-B = Benign Gynecology
MICU = Medical ICU

HOUSE = House Officer and Maternal-Fetal Medicine
REI/MIGS = Reproductive Enocrinology/Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
MFM = Maternal-Fetal Medicine
UroGyn = Urogynecology
MIGS = Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Conferences

Many aspects of obstetrics and gynecology require additional didactic work before they can be integrated into the resident's fund of working knowledge.

Resident Didactic Lecture Series

This weekly didactic conference is coordinated by the Associate Program Director. The curriculum is based on the Educational Objectives published by CREOG (Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology).

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds Lectures are held monthly. The Associate Residency Director coordinates the programs and invites speakers that are known experts in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and in other fields of medicine, local speakers as well as our own knowledgeable faculty.

Clinical Case Conference and Root Cause Analysis

This conference is held monthly during Tuesday morning didactics.  The senior residents on the service discuss cases from weekly statistics.  Members of other departments including Pathology and Neonatology participate as well.  Patient care issues, legal and malpractice trends, psychosexual counseling, evidence-based medicine and departmental quality assurance issues are discussed at this conference.  Faculty and residents are required to attend.

Journal Club

This monthly conference is held each month at the home of a faculty member or an off-campus location. The residents and faculty gather for a discussion of recent literature and learn to critically evaluate scientific papers.

Monthly Simulation workshops

Provide experiential learning opportunities and reinforcement of clinical skills.

May 26, 2022