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OB/GYN Residency

OBGYN 2014

The OB/GYN residency program at Maine Medical Center is an ACGME-accredited program whose vision is to train competent physicians/surgeons who are compassionate patient care providers, life long learners and teachers, and healthy contributing members of their communities.  

Mission of the OB/GYN Residency program at Maine Medical Center: 

  • to train exceptional specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • to foster a community of learners who are compassionate patient advocates
  • to develop, in our trainees, the skills of critical thinking, evidence based medicine and complex problem-solving
  • to support our residents in achieving the balance of a satisfying professional and a rewarding healthy adult life outside the hospital
  • to graduate physicians who have the knowledge and skills to perform continuous professional improvement and life long learning
  • to instill the skills and love of teaching in our residents, preparing them for a career of educating patients, students and residents

Clinical experience is provided in the broad range of obstetrics and gynecology as defined by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The educational program is supervised by the Program Director and the Resident Education Committee, on which two residents sit. Full time faculty provide teaching and supervision in all clinical arenas. Residents enjoy a close working relationship with experienced obstetrician/surgeons in private practice. The program trains 16 residents each year. In addition to receiving a broad and intense clinical experience, residents are supported in completing a research project during their residency, as well as a quality improvement project.
Our graduates have chosen a wide array of opportunities after residency: private practice, National Health Care practice, international practice, fellowships (GYN oncology, MFM, reproductive endocrinology, urogynecology, family planning) and academic medicine.  The new Hannaford Maine Medical Center Simulation Center provides a state-of-the-art simulation training center.


In 2010, the OB/GYN residency program earned a coveted five year accreditation cycle and was awarded two commendations from the Residency Review Committee for OB/GYN.

Teaching Resources

The program is primarily located at Maine Medical Center. The patient-teaching population includes both non-referred patients entering through the clinics or emergency department as well as the private patients admitted by the attending staff. The volume and variety of the operative and obstetrical patients admitted to Maine Medical Center annually provide a strong teaching base.  The residents attain outpatient experience in the Resident Continuity Clinic, where they follow obstetric patients and their own surgical patients - operating on more than 90% of continuity patients they book for surgery.  A high-risk outpatient clinic is held weekly under the supervision of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. A pregnancy termination clinic is held twice a month under the supervision of an attending physician. Colposcopy clinic is held in the ambulatory clinic weekly. The reproductive endocrine rotation allows residents to learn working directly with the Director of Reproductive Sciences, as well as locally with reproductive endocrinologists at Boston IVF - Portland.
All clinical services emphasize individual responsibility under the supervision of both chief residents and attending staff.

Didactic Education

  • Daily multi-disciplinary OB rounds
  • Tuesday Morning- Benign GYN rounds
  • Wednesday 3 hours protected didactics
    • Weekly Rotating Didactic Conferences: Perinatal, Reproductive, Endocrine, Urologic Gynocolgy, Genetics, Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Simulation didactics at MMC Simulation Center
  • Thursday morning - Benign GYN rounds 
  • Friday Morning -
    • Oncology Interdisciplinary Tumor Board
    • High Risk MFM Case conference
    • Oncology Pre-op conference
  • Friday morning - rotating conferences
    • Mortality and Morbidity conference
    • Grand Rounds Visiting Professor Conference
    • Evidence-based medicine
  • Daily mini-lectures in the Ambulatory Clinic 

Pumpkin made by Claire Danby, resident.  Not for simulation teaching!


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