Our core curriculum in obstetrics and gynecology and its subspecialty areas have been designed in accordance with the special requirements for residency training in obstetrics and gynecology approved by the Residency Review Committee and The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
The objectives of this program:
- To provide residents with academic knowledge and progressively increasing clinical responsibility leading to sufficient independent clinical and operative responsibilities for management of obstetric and gynecologic patients under faculty supervision. Supervision is to take place at inpatient and outpatient settings, and to include critical evaluation of the resident's progress and appropriate counseling.
- To provide structured education: formal conferences, workshops, seminars, delivery room and operating room teaching experiences. These are intended to produce a base of factual knowledge, the ability to integrate and synthesize facts, and to provide the technical skills necessary to produce a competent specialist with sound medical judgment.
- To provide sufficient knowledge and experience in the area of primary care and preventive medicine to prepare our graduates to function effectively as primary care physicians for women.
- To provide experience in the subspecialty areas and other disciplines closely related to obstetrics and gynecology such as newborn care, pathology, emergency medicine, and other areas of medicine such as family practice and general medicine, which will contribute to the development of a physician capable of providing broad based women's health care, and pursuing career goals of their choice.
- To provide residents with knowledge in other aspects of our specialty related to medical ethics, medical jurisprudence, preventive care and practice management.
- To provide the setting for residents to direct and manage the total needs of the obstetric and gynecology patient, to interact appropriately with peers, faculty and other health care professionals, and to relate to patients with respect and sensitivity.
- To educate and evaluate residents' competencies in patient care, medical knowledge, patient-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and system-based practice.
- To effectively teach and supervise junior residents, medical students and support health care professionals.
- Upon completion of the program, to be qualified for and pass the examinations for certification of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and successfully engage in the competent practice of the specialty.