Overall Training Goals for Residents In Obstetrics & Gynecology

As stated in the Educational Objectives published by The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, "The specialty of obstetrics and gynecology is dynamic - growing, changing and evolving." As a result, the obstetrician/gynecologist has become a health care specialist for women whose role not only includes providing traditional Ob/Gyn care, but primary care for women. This document outlines the general goals and objectives for our residency program so we can produce highly trained providers of health care for women. It is to be used as a guide for residents and faculty, and as a supplement to the CREOG core curriculum.

The practice of Obstetrics and gynecology is diverse and it is our expectation that, at the completion of training, a new practitioner will be able to demonstrate competency in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, systems-based practice, & teaching.

We emphasize training of well rounded residents who, after 4 years will be primarily responsible for mastering a central core of knowledge. This encompasses primary care, benign gynecology, office procedures, antepartum care, medical and obstetric complications of pregnancy, intrapartum care and delivery, postpartum care, disorders of the urogenital tract and breast, care of critically ill patients, gynecologic surgical procedures and complications, basic pediatric and adolescent gynecology, menstrual and endocrine disorders, infertility, management of the climacteric period, and gynecologic cancers and therapy.

As part of this training it is our goal to nurture personal growth and development of residents through discussion and didactics, focusing on ethics, communication skills, information management, evidence based medicine, continuing medical education, and management of stress. Residents will develop an understanding of the economic and social challenges of contemporary obstetrics and gynecology, and the future of our exciting field.