Residency Program Overview

We emphasize teamwork, excellence, and leadership while preparing residents to succeed as learners and clinically skilled, compassionate obstetrician-gynecologists.


Our faculty, fellows, residents, nurses, and researchers work as a team to provide excellence in Women’s Healthcare. We have borrowed a theme from another famous Michigander, Bo Schembechler, it is all about “the team, the team, the team.”

David Marzano, MD - Program Director

Why Michigan?

2022 Resident Olympics

Our program provides residents-in-training with an experience rich in breadth, depth, and balance. Our residents are immersed in all aspects of Obstetric and Gynecologic care, as well as specialized care in Gynecologic OncologyMaternal Fetal MedicineReproductive Endocrinology and InfertilityUrogynecologyComplex Family Planning, and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. The resident learning experience is enhanced by exposure to 5 ACGME and 5 Non-ACGME training programs, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and robust clinical and research elective opportunities.

Cultivating the next generation of physician leaders is core to our Department’s mission. Our nationally recognized faculty are dedicated to the education, growth, and well-being of our learners. A semi-structured mentorship team of faculty and fellows help our residents navigate residency, develop their unique interests, and build the mental resiliency needed to succeed in their future careers as obstetrician-gynecologists.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not afterthoughts; they are values we intentionally weave into all aspects of our program, from holistic recruitment practices to the care we provide and the research we perform. Learn More About Departmental DEI Efforts.


Clinical Experience

Annual Deliveries
Annual Gynecological Surgeries
Specialty Clinics

Our residents graduate well-prepared to care for diverse patient populations in a variety of clinical scenarios. They gain experience with both complex and routine cases and regularly exceed ACGME case minimums. In the last five years, on average, residents graduate with 256 spontaneous vaginal deliveries, 238 cesarean deliveries, 18 operative vaginal deliveries, 30 abdominal hysterectomies, 19 vaginal hysterectomies, and 60 laparoscopic hysterectomies.

Residents care for patients in a variety of specialty clinics at Michigan Medicine, including High-Risk Obstetrics; Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment; Diabetes in Pregnancy, Substance Use in Pregnancy; Cardio-Obstetrics; Healthy Healing After Delivery; Cancer, Genetics, and Gynecologic Breast Cancer Care; Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology; Transgender Medicine; Vulvar Diseases; Chronic Pelvic Pain; and Obesity and Reproductive Health.

In addition to caring for patients locally, our residents have the opportunity to work at multiple training sites across the state. 


Educational Experience

Medical Students Educated Annually
Resident Teaching Awards
Avg. Medical Students Matched Into OBGYN

Our program is consistently ranked among the top OBGYN Residency programs. In addition to working closely with leaders in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, our residents are embedded in a diverse care team including nurse midwives, physician assistants, specialized pharmacists, social workers, and family medicine providers. 

Core educational activities include traditional didactics, hands-on clinical simulation, administrative time for research and skills practice, a structured surgical skills curriculum, and structured patient safety and quality improvement curriculum. Our residents also participate in Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs, Clinical Reasoning Conference, and Health Equity Rounds. Learn More About Our Curriculum.

The Department of OBGYN has a long tradition of excellence in medical student teaching and our residents are consistently recognized for their role in the student learning experience. Of the nearly 1,000 residents at Michigan Medicine, our OBGYN cohort has won at least one Galen’s Medical Society Beeper Award every year. These awards honor the top 12-15 resident teachers, as voted on by our medical students across all specialties. We also have a well-established FROG program (Future Resident of Obstetrics and Gynecology), which pairs applicants with resident mentors to guide them through the application process.


Research Experience

Resident-Authored Articles
Peer-Reviewed Journals
Average Journal Impact Factor

We are committed to ensuring that residents have the opportunity to learn and engage meaningfully in research during their training. In addition to the robust University of Michigan research infrastructure, our residents benefit from a structured resident research curriculum, which offers them the opportunity to develop a variety of research skills and competencies.

Throughout the four-year program, our residents are encouraged to explore their research interests with support from faculty mentors, a dedicated statistician, as well as other learning and funding opportunities.

Residents are required to complete at least one research project culminating in a presentation at our annual resident research day. They are also highly encouraged to submit materials to national conferences and to submit their work to peer-review journals.

Resident Life & Wellness

Ann Arbor is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s “top,” “great” and “best” places to live. It is an inclusive community that values diversity, education, and culture. Whether you're interested in athletics, the arts, dining, music, the outdoors, or cool stuff to do with your kids, you'll find plenty to explore in Ann Arbor. View the New Resident Survival Kit.

At Michigan, we’re here to support you. That means supporting your personal well-being and bolstering your academic and professional success. Learn more about some of the resources available to you as a member of the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine communities.

We believe that an intentional focus on personal wellness is essential to our trainees’ future success. Our program is fully compliant with the ACGME duty hour regulations and committed to providing a quality educational experience that emphasizes time for adequate rest and out-of-hospital activities. 

Our department aims to create a culture of wellness by regularly assessing the wellness needs of our cohorts and prioritizing activities that optimize the mental, physical, and emotional health of our residents. In addition, each year, we select a  Wellness Chief to:

  • Promote and sustain the well-being of residents 
  • Support interns in their transition from medical school to residency
  • Proactively guard against resident burnout and promote resident resiliency  
  • Educate residents in non-technical skills, including time management, mentorship, and healthy lifestyles