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Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
residency training program

Teaching program


Required courses/certification

Fetal Monitoring Seminar:
During the first month of the postgraduate year, a Fetal Monitoring Seminar is held covering such topics as fetal-acid base physiology, antepartum and intrapartum FHR monitoring, etc. This series is presented by the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Section.

Neonatal Resuscitation and Intubation Course:
During the last week in June, a neonatal resuscitation course will be conducted by Life Support Education for all PG-1 residents. This course, which is part of the education program of the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, will allow participants to gain the knowledge and skills needed to perform neonatal resuscitation. The Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider Card will be issued upon successful completion of this course and examination.

Laser Therapy Course:
A didactic tutorial and formal hands-on patient teaching of the principles and practice of laser therapy of the lower genital tract is required of all PG-3 and PG-4 residents. This course includes an eight hour lecture tutorial with textbook in addition to a minimum of twelve hours of laser therapy. This course is held every other year and includes a certificate of completion.

Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support:
All residents need to be certified in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support with current certification maintained throughout the residency. This course is offered by Life Support Education here on campus.

Resident Research Involvement
All resident physicians are required to participate in ongoing research activities. PG-3 residents are required to complete a research project. A two month block of research time has been allotted for unencumbered work on this project. Formal presentation of this research activity is made at Grand Rounds during the latter half of their senior year. Departmental awards are given for the best paper and the best presentation with the resident recipient's names attached to a perpetual plaque located in a prominent position in the Department.

Lecture Series

Grand Rounds:
This conference meets weekly with invited guest speakers including many nationally recognized specialists presenting a wide variety of topics.

The Residency Lecture series follows the educational objectives of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is as follows:

Obstetrics: These lectures conducted by attending in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Section, Generalists section, and faculty from the Center of Perinatal Biology review all aspects of obstetrics including medical and surgical complications of pregnancy, abnormal labor, physiology, etc.

Gynecology: These lectures presented by members of the gynecology teaching staff include a complete review of gynecology topics, including abdominal and pelvic anatomy, domestic violence.

Reproductive Endocrinology: These lectures are a comprehensive review of endocrinology and infertility, including case reviews.

Oncology: These lectures, conducted by members of the oncology team, review gyn oncology and other related subjects and are repeated so that rotating residents will have a complete review of the specialty.

OB-GYN Survey Journal Club & ABOG Life-Long Learning Journal Club: These series are led by a faculty member with selected articles from ABOG and the OB-GYN Survey that are presented by residents on service.

Additional Conferences

OB-GYN Statistics Review: This statistical conference is a review of the previous weeks statistics. The senior residents on each service are responsible for the conference preparation and presentation.

Perinatal Multidisciplinary Conference: This conference is a multidisciplinary conference attended by student physicians, OB and pediatric residents, perinatologists and neonatologists, as well as sonographers and pediatric surgical specialists. The High Risk OB resident, in conjunction with the Chief, coordinates and presents current cases posing diagnostic or management challenges.

GYN Tumor Board: This is a case presentation conference of GYN oncology cases chaired by one of the GYN oncology faculty and the PG-4 resident on the oncology service.

OB-GYN QI: This conference meets quarterly and covers patient complications and adverse outcomes.

Mini-Conferences: Meet weekly.  Cover abdominal bleeding case reviews, fetal strip review and FPMRS case discussion.