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OB/GYN Residency

Schedule 

PGY4                      
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
 NF  Clinic  OB  GYN  UroGyn  GYN  Clinic  OB  UroGyn  GYN  Clinic  OB

 The chief resident schedule is structured to allow the Ob chief resident to serve as a junior attending on L&D.  The GYN chief manages a very busy oncology and benign GYN service and performs all surgeries, taking into account their unique educational needs.  The Urogyn resident spends outpatient time learning urogynecology and urodynamic testing and operates with our urogynecologists.  The Clinic resident focuses on ambulatory Ob/Gyn: they attend colposcopy clinic, menopause clinic, adolescent clinic and junior precept continuity clinic surgeries.  This resident also gets experience junior precepting junior residents and nurse practitioners in continuity clinic.

PGY3                      
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
 MFM  ONC  ASC  UroGyn  ONC  NF  Repro  Elective  MFM  NF  MFM  ONC

The PGY3 residents spend 3 months on the Maternal-Fetal-Medicine service and 3 months on the Gyn Oncology service where they are primarily responsible for running these busy services.  One month (ASC) is spent at the Ambulatory Surgical Center, primarily doing outpatient surgeries.  The PGY3 resident has a one month introductory rotation in urogynecology and the second of two months on Reproductive Endocrinology.  The elective month is explained under "Electives and International Opportunities"

PGY2                      
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
 NF  Repro  GYN  OB  Research  GYN  OB  ASC  SCU  OB  GYN  ASC

The PGY2 year is structured to build on the skills acquired in the PGY1 year and to increase responsibility as the residents transition to the PGY3 year.  The 3 months on OB are focused on learning c-sections and low-risk MFM patients.  The PGY2 resident on GYN does both benign and gynecologic surgeries, in addition to 2 months of operating in the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC).  The first of 2 months of Reproductive Endocrinology is done in this year, as well as one month in the Intensive Care Unit - which prepares residents to take care of sick oncology patients in the PGY3 year.  The research month is more fully described under "Resident Research Projects".

PGY1                      
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
 GYN  US  FamMed  OB  GYN  NF  ED  NF  OB  AMBI  GYN  OB

The internship year is focused on learning the essentials of both Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Residents learn general internal medicine on the Family Medicine rotation, emergency medicine principle in the ED and general Ambulatory Ob/Gyn during the AMBI month - in which they also go to breast clinic, HIV clinic and Genetic Counseling Clinic.  There is also outpatient experience in the MFM office, the GYN oncology office as well as general private Ob/Gyn offices as well. 

Duty Hours:

Our residency program has a complete commitment to the duty hour restrictions, as sanctioned by the ACGME.  Our residents have NO 80 hour duty violations for the last several years and our compliance with the 10 hours between shifts is >99%.  We have restructured the PGY1 year in response to the newest ACGME-mandated duty hours so that the PGY1 residents comply with the 16 hours rule.  Interns will not have any "call" responsibilities during the first year.  Night float responsibilities will be done in 2 week blocks, to minimize fatigue thus maximizing patient safety.  In this way we are in compliance not only with the 'letter of the law" but with the 'spirit of the law' as well.   

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