Prior to Day One of clinical responsibility, first-year residents have a seven-day clinical orientation. The aim of the orientation is to introduce incoming residents to the clinical domain of the Obstetrics and Gynecology resident and, most importantly, to minimize anxiety for their first days on service on Labor and Delivery, on Gynecology, and in the Operating Rooms. ACLS and NRP courses and certification take place during orientation.
Orientation includes courses on:
- Obstetrics and Gynecology House Officer Orientation Workshops
- Survival Skills: OB and Gyn emergencies
- Labor and Delivery Triage: Introduction and survival tips
- Suturing Workshop: Instruction in basic surgical and suturing techniques
- Pelvic Anatomy
- Core Curriculum
A weekly core curriculum is provided for house officers. This time is protected. Residents are excused from all clinical responsibilities, and pagers are signed out to covering staff during the two-hour conference on Wednesday afternoons. Core is composed of 1 hour of didactics with 1 hour of simulation or clinical application.
Monthly Journal Club is held September through May at a faculty member's home. Over dinner and refreshments, the residents, fellows and staff discuss current journal articles paying particular attention to study design and statistics.
Weekly continuity clinics begin in your HO-1 year and continue throughout your 4 years of residency. HO-1s start with 4 patients per half day block. By HO-4 year, you are expected to see 12 patients in a half-day block. These clinics are staffed at all times by faculty members. In addition, any OR cases generated out of the clinic visits are performed by the patient’s continuity resident. Residents also have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned experts in the vulva, pelvic pain, sexual function, urogynecology, dysplasia, and breast.
Our obstetrics night float system is well established. A gynecology night float system is also in place.
The program is fully supportive of and compliant with the ACGME duty hour regulations. We believe that we can provide a quality educational experience within this framework that emphasizes time for adequate rest and out-of-hospital activities.
All residents have four weeks of vacation.