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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to providing a structured educational environment for residents through a comprehensive series of conferences and didactic lectures. This formal curriculum consists of lectures from department and hospital faculty covering a comprehensive list of topics in OB/GYN as well as primary and preventive care. The lecture schedule includes three hours of “blocked” lectures every Friday, during which time residents are free from all clinical responsibilities. Topics include the following:

  • Normal and high-risk obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Urogynecology and pelvic support disorders
  • Benign gynecology
  • Outpatient medicine
  • Primary and preventive care
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • Breast disease
  • Operative gynecology
  • Genetics
  • Pathology
  • Medical ethics and jurisprudence
  • Adolescent care
  • Epidemiology and statistics

The curriculum is designed to repeat every 2 years.

In addition to the didactic lectures, hands-on training courses with life-like models are available through our simulation center. Our simulation curriculum includes the following courses:

  • Hemorrhage
  • Basic maneuvers for vaginal delivery
  • Fourth degree laceration repair
  • Normal labor and delivery
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Office gynecological procedures
  • Central venous catheter placement
  • Impaired physician

The educational experience includes an extensive didactic experience supplemented with interactive educational conferences:

  • Didactic Conferences
  • Director’s Conference
  • Journal Club
  • Tumor Board
  • Grand Rounds
  • Obstetrics Mortality and Morbidity (M&M) Conference
  • Gynecology M&M Conference
  • Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Strip Conference
  • OB Multi-disciplinary Conference
  • Morning Report
  • Formal Service Rounds
  • Case Presentation
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI) Presentations



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