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Why Choose our Residency Program?

What are the Unique Aspects of our Program?

  • Five year ACGME accreditation cycle with 2 commendations for excellence from the Residency Review Committee in 2010
  • High volume sub-specialty practices with no fellows allow for direct resident involvement
  • Extremely high rate of successful placement of residents into fellowships
  • New 3 million dollar Simulation Center in which to teach residents Ob, Gyn and Urogyn simulation
  • Dedicated research month in the PGY2 year allows residents to produce quality research projects - one of our residents recently won the National ACOG Richardson prize for Excellence in Resident Education, another resident won the Northeast District ACOG Richardson prize this year
  • Elective month in the PGY3 allows residents to avail themselves of unique educational experiences, internationally, regionally and locally.
  • International experiences:  Chairman Dr. Tarraza offers senior residents four opportunities to travel with him on surgical missions.  Residents have traveled to Peru, Columbia and Sierra Leone
  • Residency structured so that residents are able to scrub on >90% of the surgery they book on their own continuity patients
  • Unique opportunity to learn practical QI/QA
  • Portland Maine affords outstanding quality of life



22 Bramhall Street | Portland, Maine 04102-3175 | (207) 662-0111