Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Curriculum

Clinical Rotations

The residency education program is designed to fulfill American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee (RRC) requirements of 48 months of obstetrics and gynecology rotations. Resident rotations are scheduled on week basis, however some rotations due to rotation break are slightly longer than 8 weeks. The academic year is based on a 52-week year and residents are on rotations except for allotted vacation or conference time.


First Year

doctor, residents and mom-to-beResidents become familiar with the core knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology. They will learn to evaluate gynecologic problems and about the decision-making processing leading to surgical procedures. They will be taught minor gynecological surgical procedures and laparoscopy. The residents will learn management of normal labor and delivery in the labor suite. R1s will assist and/or perform approximately 50-100 cesarean sections in the first year. Some other procedures they will become proficient in include midline episiotomy repairs and diagnostic laparoscopy/tubal ligations. They see patients for one-half day per week in a continuity clinic. During this year, residents will select a research advisor and begin developing a research project plan.

First-Year Rotations

Location

16 weeks Obstetrics

MVH

8 weeks Gynecology

MVH

4 weeks Well Women's Clinic

WPAFB

8 weeks Night Float

MVH

4 weeks Ultrasound/Genetics

MVH

4 weeks Emergency Medicine

MVH

4 weeks ICU

MVH


Second Year

doctors and residents at nurse stationResidents learn more complicated surgical procedures. They gain skills and knowledge necessary to care for the complicated obstetrical and gynecologic patient. Some procedures to become proficient in are operative hysteroscopy, OB ultrasound and Gyn ultrasound as well as multiple surgical procedures. They also see patients for one-half day per week in a continuity clinic. By the end of the second year, residents should have an approved research project and be working on data collection.

Second-Year Rotations

Location

8 weeks Obstetrics

MVH

8 weeks Gynecology

MVH

8 weeks Obstetrics

WPAFB

8 weeks Obstetrics WPAFB

8 weeks Gynecologic Oncology

MVH

8 weeks Night Float

MVH


Third Year

residents learning robotic surgeryResidents perform more major surgical procedures, including abdominal hysterectomy and bladder suspensions, and assist on vaginal surgery. Supervision of the Perinatal Unit and High-Risk Obstetric Clinic provides in-depth experience in management of high-risk obstetrical patients. Some procedures to become proficient in are abdominal hysterectomy, operative laparoscopy/ovarian cystectomy, IUD insertion in an office-based setting, and office-based hysteroscopy. They also see patients for one-half day per week in a continuity clinic.

Third year residents are given the opportunity to plan a four week elective rotation of their choosing (i.e. Research, REI, MFM, Urogynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Urology, etc.). If residents would prefer to remain on the REI rotation they may choose to do so. Presentation of a completed research project is required by the end of this year.

Third-Year Rotations

Location

8 weeks Obstetrics (MFM Concentration)

MVH

8 weeks Gynecology

MVH

8 weeks Obstetrics

WPAFB

8 weeks Urogynecology/General ObGyn

WPAFB

4 weeks Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility/ Elective Family Planning Training  

WPAFB/MVH/ KRM/WMG

4 weeks Elective Rotation  

8 weeks Night Float

MVH


Fourth Year

chief residents learning surgeryAs a fourth-year resident, one is considered the chief resident for his or her assigned service. Chief residents perform complicated major procedures including abdominal, vaginal and oncology surgery. Specialized procedures such as laser, microsurgery and robotics are also performed. They function as consultants to the junior residents in management of the obstetric and surgical suites. Chiefs will become proficient in vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy, TVT, total laparoscopic hysterectomy and office-based urogynecology as well as many other procedures. They also see patients for one-half day per week in a continuity clinic. The chief resident will arrange administrative details of the program, attend the specialty and colposcopy clinics, delegate responsibility to junior residents and be responsible to the attending for all patients on the Ob-Gyn services. In addition, R4s are required to make one Grand Rounds presentation. During this year residents will work on their research papers and submit presentations to local and/or national meetings.

Fourth-Year Rotations

Location

16 weeks Obstetrics

MVH

8 weeks Gynecologic Surgery

GSH

8 weeks Gynecology

MVH

8 weeks Gynecologic Oncology

MVH

8 weeks Night Float

MVH


Conferences

Obstetrics Conferences

Time Day Type

0700

MTWRF

Morning Report

0730

MTWRF

OB Rounds/Post-Partum Rounds

1300

M

High-Risk Chart Review

Gynecology Conferences

Time Day Type

0645

MTWRF

GYN Rounds

Gynecology-Oncology Conferences

Time

Day

Type

0645

M-F

GYN-ONC Rounds

1200

F

Tumor Board Conference

1400

F

Resident & Student Didactics

1500

F

Multi-disciplinary Medical Conference

WPMC Conferences

Time

Day

Type

0700

MTRF

OB/GYN Morning Report

0730

T

High Risk Obstetrics

1330

W

Pre-Op Conference/Pathology Review

1245

4th W

OB/GYN Morbidity/Mortality (M&M)

1245

2nd W

Gyn Pathology

1230

3rd W

Perinatal


Additional Wednesday Meetings

  • Core Lecture Series
  • Morbidity/Mortality (M&M)
  • Conference or Visiting Professor Series
  • Resident Program Director/Resident Chair Meeting
  • Gyn Pre-op Conference
  • Research Working Meetings
  • Fetal Board
  • Grand Rounds
Last edited on 10/19/2015.