The goal of the residency program curriculum is to provide residents with the experience, knowledge, and surgical skills necessary to enter general Obstetric and Gynecology practice after 4 years of residency training. The residency curriculum is structured to meet the CREOG Educational Objectives, 9th Edition.
The curriculum allows time for exploration of subspecialty services such as Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, and Gynecologic Oncology.
Each year, the resident will have 5 week rotations through various services. As the resident physician progresses through the residency, they will have more independence and responsibility leading up to the 4th year, chief resident. The chief resident will have sufficient independent operating experience to become technically competent and have enough total responsibility for management of patients to ensure proficiency in the diagnostic and treatment skills that are required of a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology in office and hospital practice.
Sample rotations for each respective year are given below:
|1st Year||2nd Year||3rd Year||4th Year/Chief|
|Obstetrics/L&D||Benign Gynecology||Baptist Health||Obstetrics/L&D|
|Benign Gynecology||Baptist Health||Baptist Health||Night Float|
|Baptist Health||Ambulatory||Night Float-O||Repro Endo|
|Night Float-O||MFM||Benign Gynecology||Gyn Oncology|
|Gyn Oncology||Night Float-Gyn||Gyn Oncology||Benign Gynecology|
|Obstetrics/L&D||Obstetrics/L&D||Gyn Oncology||Benign Gynecology|
|Ambulatory||Central Baptist-Gyn||Night Float-O||Night Float|
|Gyn Oncology||Ambulatory/GYN||Norton||Gyn Oncology|
|Benign Gynecology||Night Float-Gyn||Benign Gynecology||Obstetrics/L&D|
Residents maintain continuity clinics throughout their four years of residency.