Residency Program Curriculum Overview 2016-17

The following is an overview of the clinical experiences obtained during the four years of training.

PGY-1

Our residents rotate through different medical services. The experiences obtained provide a strong base knowledge and skills in primary medicine and preventive care. The resident obtains basic skills in the management of uncomplicated obstetric and gynecologic patients including performing cesarean sections.

The rotations include:

  • Family Practice (1 month)
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit-SICU (1 month)
  • Emergency Medicine (2 weeks)
  • Gynecology (1 month +2 weeks)
  • Labor and Delivery (6 months)
  • Ambulatory GYN (1 month + 2 weeks)
  • Breast (2 weeks)

PGY-2

During the second year, the resident progressively develops more responsibilities. They are finally “in charge” of the labor and delivery unit with constant faculty supervision. There is exposure to office gynecologic procedures. 

The rotations include:

  • Labor and Delivery (5 months + 2 weeks)
  • Gynecology (1 month)
  • Gynecology Oncology (2 months + 2 weeks)
  • Endocrinology and Infertility (1 month)
  • MFM (1 month)
  • Ambulatory GYN (1 months)

PGY-3

The residents obtain more experience in gynecologic surgery. They attend subspecialty and reproductive endocrinology clinics. They assume a more active role in the supervision of medical students and junior residents. They function as chief residents in the Labor and Delivery Unit. 

The rotations include:

  • Labor and Delivery (3 months)
  • Gynecology (2 weeks)
  • Gynecology/WBAMC (2 months + 2 weeks)
  • Endocrinology and Infertility (1 month)
  • Ambulatory Gyn (1 month)
  • URO (1 month)
  • MIS (1 month)
  • MFM (2 months)

PGY-4

Our chief residents function as leaders and consultants. They refine their management and surgical skills, including treatment for gynecologic oncology conditions. They directly supervise junior residents and medical students. They help with administrative duties including creating schedules for night call and rotations. 

The rotations include:

  • Labor and Delivery (4 months)
  • Gynecology (3 months + 2 weeks)
  • Gynecology Oncology (2 months + 2 weeks)
  • URO (1 month)
  • MFM (1 month)

Our residents work an 80 hour weekly limit, averaged over four weeks and have one day in seven with no assigned responsibilities. The maximum number of continuous hours is 24.

There are many other details about the rotations and services. For more details about rotations and services, feel free to contact our residency program coordinator at 915-215-5020.