The goal of the residency program curriculum is to provide residents with the experience, knowledge, and surgical skills necessary to enter general obstetrics and gynecology practice after four years of residency training. The residency curriculum is structured to meet the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Educational Objectives, 9th Edition.
The curriculum allows time for exploration of subspecialty services such as maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecologic oncology.
Each year, the resident will have five-week rotations through various services. As the resident progresses through the residency, the resident will have more independence and responsibility leading up to the fourth year, chief resident. The chief resident will have sufficient independent operating experience to become technically competent as well as enough total responsibility for management of patients to ensure proficiency in the diagnostic and treatment skills 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.