Welcome to Our Residency Program

We are dedicated to education. Our fully-accredited program is shaped by faculty members who are renowned and accessible—examiners for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, current and former presidents of national professional organizations, and physicians who have influenced the progress of American obstetrics and gynecology over the past decades. Our faculty is diverse in clinical interests, age, background, and geographic origin, but is united by a dedication to training the next generation of obstetrician-gynecologists. Under the guidance of these leaders, you will develop your diagnostic and treatment skills for the benefit of your patients.

We have a rich tradition of thoughtful surgical teaching at the University of Louisville (UofL). We maximize out-of-the-OR surgical learning so that time in the OR can be used to develop skills such as tissue handling and dissection that cannot be learned elsewhere. Our inanimate surgical lab is used to hone both laparoscopic and open surgical skills. UofL is a teaching site for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy courses, and you, our residents, have the continuing benefit of working throughout the year with the faculty members who teach these courses. First-year residents work with senior faculty on surgical techniques including knot tying, pedicle ligation, basic and advanced suturing, hysterotomy closure, fascial closure, and advanced pedicle ligation. Our second-and third-year residents benefit from our fresh tissue cadaver lab with endoscopic and pelvic surgery teaching from our MIGS and FPMRS attendings and fellows.

Our gynecologic surgery training is balanced by a challenging obstetrical experience on Labor and Delivery and in our outpatient clinics. We have a diverse patient population and a large referral base that results in a broad range of clinical diagnoses and obstetrical conditions. Residents learn the management of routine and high-risk obstetrical issues; ante, intra, and postpartum complications; spontaneous and operative vaginal delivery techniques; and cesarean sections. Residents receive training in maternal-fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery by leaders in these sub-specialties. In addition to our full-time faculty, we are fortunate to have gratis clinical faculty who are deeply dedicated to postgraduate medical education. The time our residents spend with them offers an opportunity to expand their surgical experience while working in a community hospital environment. With them, residents are exposed to a vast array of gynecological procedures and cesarean sections.

We are excited about your interest in our program and the opportunity to share why we think our residency is so special!

Best Regards,

Hamm PD

Jennifer Hamm, MD
Residency Program Director


Jessica Kline, MD

Associate Program Director

 

Learn More About Our Faculty at the Following Links:

Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Division of Gynecologic Oncology