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Duty Hours & Schedule

Duty Hours

Our residency program has a complete commitment to the duty hour restrictions, as sanctioned by the ACGME. 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.  Residents are instructed in both fatigue and fatigue mitigation strategies and a backup system offers an additional safety net for patient care and tired residents.  

Schedule

PGY4 Schedule:

                Obstetrics Chief - 3 months

                Gynecology Chief - 3 months

                Urogynecology - 2 months

                Ambulatory rotation - 3 months

                Night float - 1 month

 

The PGY4 schedule is structured to allow the OB chief resident to serve as a junior attending on L&D, refining complex OB skills and supervising and running a team of six residents, including off-service residents. The GYN chief manages a very busy oncology and benign GYN service and performs all types of 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 Ambulatory Clinic rotation is a new rotation that affords Chief Residents elective time in their last year to focus on ambulatory experiences that are most useful for their unique needs.  Our chief residents also get structured experience learning to precept junior residents in the continuity clinic.

PGY3 Schedule:

                MFM Resident - 3 months

                Oncology resident - 3 months

                Elective - 1 month

                Night float - 2 months

                Repro/Endo - 1 month

                Ambulatory Surgery - 1 month

                Urogynecology - 1 month

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 is spent at the Ambulatory Surgical Center, primarily doing outpatient, minimally invasive 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 & International Opportunities".

PGY2 Schedule:

                Ob Resident - 3 months

                GYN resident - 3 months

                Research - 1 month

                Night float - 1 month

                Repro/Endo - 1 month

                Ambulatory Surgery - 2 months

                Surgical ICU - 1 month

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 the management of low-risk MFM patients. The PGY2 resident on GYN does both benign and gynecologic oncology surgeries, in addition to 2 months of operating in the Ambulatory Surgical Center honing their skills in minimally invasive surgery. 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 "Research".

PGY1 Schedule:

                OB intern - 3 months

                GYN intern - 3 months

                Emergency Med. - 1 month

                Night float - 2 months

                Repro/Endo - 1 month

                Family Medicine - 1 month

                Ambulatory month - 1 month

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 principles 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.

 

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