Clinical Rotations

The residency education program fulfills the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee (RRC) requirements that require 48 months of obstetrics and gynecology training rotations that incorporate the goals and objectives established by the Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) that demonstrate progressive learning with increased responsibility and management.

First Year (PGY 1)

Residents develop a core knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology, gain skills necessary to care for the uncomplicated obstetrical patient and learn to evaluate gynecologic problems and make decisions regarding surgical procedures. Continuity clinics begin in the intern year and continue for the following three years; during this time, residents follow a panel of patients as their own, providing gynecology and obstetric care, as well as primary/preventative care.

  • Obstetrics Days                                                                  2 months
  • Night Float                                                                          2 months
  • Benign Gynecology                                                            2 months
  • Gynecologic Oncology                                                       2 months
  • Outpatient Clinic                                                                 2 months
  • Ultrasonography                                                                 1 month
  • Reproductive Endocrinology                                              1 month


Second Year (PGY 2)

Residents learn more complicated surgical procedures and gain skills and knowledge necessary to care for the complicated obstetrical and gynecologic patient by managing labor under the direct supervision of faculty. They become more proficient in outpatient gynecologic procedures including diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, cold knife conization of the cervix, laparoscopic tubal ligations and adnexal surgeries. Continuity clinics continue.

  • Obstetrics Days                                                                   2 months
  • Night Float                                                                           2 months
  • Benign Gynecology                                                             2 months
  • Gynecologic Oncology                                                        2 months
  • Family Planning                                                                   1 month
  • FPMRS                                                                                1 month
  • Subspecialty Selective                                                        1 month
  • Critical Care                                                                        1 month


Third Year (PGY 3)

Residents perform more major surgical procedures including abdominal hysterectomy, bladder suspensions, and vaginal surgery. Supervision of the Antepartum Unit and High-Risk Obstetric Clinic provides in-depth experience in the management of high-risk obstetrical patients. Some procedures to become proficient in are an abdominal hysterectomy, operative laparoscopy/ovarian cystectomy, office-based female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and office-based hysteroscopy. Continuity clinics continue.

  • Antepartum/MFM                                                                2 months
  • Gynecologic Oncology                                                        2 months
  • Community Obstetrics (Norton)                                           2 months
  • Community Gyn Surgery (Clark/PMC)                                 2 months
  • Community/Rural Ob-Gyn (Norton/Flaget)                          2 month
  • Peds & Adolescent Gyn                                                       1 month
  • Elective                                                                                1 month


Fourth Year (PGY 4)

Chief Residents perform complicated major procedures including abdominal, vaginal and oncology surgery. Specialized procedures such as laser and microsurgery also may be performed. Fourth-year residents function as consultants to the junior residents in the management of the obstetric and surgical suites. Chiefs become proficient in vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy, TVT, and total laparoscopic hysterectomy while delegating responsibility to junior residents and assuming a leadership and teaching role for residents and patients on the Ob/Gyn services. Continuity clinics continue.

  • Obstetrics Days                                                                   2 months
  • Night Float                                                                           2 months
  • Benign Gynecology                                                             2 months
  • Gynecologic Oncology                                                        2 months
  • Outpatient Clinic                                                                  2 months
  • Community Gyn Surgery (Norton)                                       2 months

 


On-Call Schedule

NIGHT FLOAT (PGY-1, PGY-2, PGY-4)

  • Sundays 5pm - 7:30am
  • Monday-Thursdays 5:30 pm - 7:30 am 

 

WEEKEND CALL SHIFTS (PGY-1, PGY-2, PGY-3, PGY-4)

  • Friday nights 5 pm -8 am
  • Saturdays 8 am - 8 am
  • Sundays 8:00 am - 5:30 pm