Ob/Gyn Residency Curriculum

Core Didactics

In addition to individual and small-group teaching that occurs on clinical service, our residents also attend Grand Rounds and the program’s Core Didactics. These conferences occur on Wednesday morning according to the following schedule:

  • 7 a.m.: Department Grand Rounds
  • 9 a.m.: Gynecology Conference
  • 10 a.m.: Obstetrics Conference
  • 11 a.m.: Core Curriculum Conference
  • 12 p.m.: Class Level Meetings

Residents’ clinical responsibilities are covered by our faculty and Advanced Practice Providers so that Core Didactics lectures from 9 a.m. to noon are protected for the residents.

Research and Scholarly Activity

All residents participate in a lecture series on scientific method, study design, and application of literature to clinical care. This series begins at intern orientation and continues during Core Didactics. Every block during Core Didactics, our residents also participate in both an Obstetrics and Gynecology journal club where they learn to present and discuss articles using these principles. These journal clubs often include articles or discussion on health equity and disparities of care. The residents, in conjunction with Complex Family Planning Faculty, also conduct a Family Planning Journal Club which is an elective gathering outside of work hours.

Our residency program does not have a resident research requirement; however, given the varied career interests of our residents, typically about half of the residents are active in clinical research. Those who participate in research are highly productive and have work accepted to national meetings each year including ACOG, AAGL, SMFM, SGO, ASRM, and SGS. Travel and registration to present work is funded by the residency program. Our department also holds an annual Research Symposium where residents are able to share their works in progress with the entire department.

Quizzes and Reading Schedule

All residents are provided textbooks at the start of their residency and as new editions are published. These include Williams Obstetrics and Williams Gynecology. Reading assignments are made from selected chapters and corresponding ACOG practice guidelines to assist in educational development and preparation for the annual CREOG in-training examination and the ABOG qualifying examination. Residents must take and pass a quiz each block based on these reading assignments, and satisfactory performance on these quizzes is necessary for promotion to the next level of training. Topics covered in each reading assignment are based on the residents’ clinical rotation.