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Education

Rotation Schedule

Residents in our Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program rotate through most services in 2-month blocks, caring for and assuming increasing responsibility for managing the care of both teaching service and private patients as they progress through their training.

Senior residents act as the chief of each service.

A unique aspect of our training schedule is that the first 5 weeks are broken down into separate 1-week rotations to assist the residents in getting acclimated to their new roles.

Rotations include benign gynecology, obstetrics, gynecologic oncology, maternal/fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and urogynecology and pelvic floor reconstruction.

In addition, residents receive primary care training via rotations in Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, outpatient Internal Medicine, Reproductive Genetics, and anesthesia.

Furthermore, an elective rotation is built into the schedule and tailored to the interests and future plans of the individual resident.

In addition to their training, residents play an important role in the education and supervision of family practice and internal medicine residents, as well as third and fourth year medical students rotating through the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

At the conclusion of training, obstetric and gynecology residents are well prepared to independently manage ambulatory patients, perform basic and complex gynecologic procedures, and care for patients with both conventional and challenging obstetric and gynecologic needs.

 

Sample Resident Rotations:

Please see the abbreviation key below the charts.

July 2012 Rotation Schedule:

Team
Orientation
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
Team 1a GYN Triage OB-D OB-N US
Team 1b US GYN Triage OB-D OB-N
Team 1c OB-N US GYN Triage OB-D
Team 1d OB-D OB-N US GYN Triage
Team 1e Triage OB-D OB-N US GYN

 

August through June Rotation Schedule:

PGY Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
1 GYN ED OB-N IM OB-D GYN Triage OB-N FM OB-D Team
2 OB-N GYN Triage OB-D ONC OB-N REI/IM
or REI/Anes
OB-D ONC GYN Team
3 GYN OB-D GEN OB-N PS/QI&R FRH OB-D AGH GYN OB-N Team
4 OB-D GYN ONC FRH AGH OB-D Breast/REI ONC Select GYN Team

KEY:

AGH = Allegheny General Hospital
Breast/REI = Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center or Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
ED = Emergency Department
FRH = Forbes Regional Hospital
FM = Outpatient Family Medicine
GEN = Reproductive Genetics
IM = Outpatient Internal Medicine
MFM = Maternal-Fetal Medicine
OB-D = OB Daytime service
OB-N = OB Night-time service
ONC = Oncology
PS/QI&R = Patient Safety/ Quality Improvement and Review
REI/Anes = Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility or OB Anesthesia
REI/IM = Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility or Outpatient Internal Medicine
Team = Team OB-GYN
US = OB Ultrasound

 

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