Residents become familiar with the basics of obstetrics and gynecology. Skills necessary to care for the uncomplicated obstetrical and gynecologic patient are obtained. Basic surgical skills are learned. Continuity clinics are started with a focus on the uncomplicated antenatal visit. Ultrasound skills are built and practiced frequently. At the end of the year, one month is spent on the MFM service. One month is spent in the Surgical ICU learning to care for critical patients under the supervision of critical care trained surgeons.
PGY2s start to care for the progressively complicated obstetrical and gynecologic patients during the rotations in maternal fetal medicine and gynecologic oncology. Outpatient management skills and knowledge are gained during an ambulatory medicine rotation, with a focus on the business of medicine.
Continued exposure on MFM increases exposure and learning. During the oncology rotation, time is spent in the outpatient clinic and operating room. Residents are exposed to more advanced surgical cases and learn the medical and post-operative care for complicated patients.
During the PGY3 year, residents perform major surgical procedures such abdominal hysterectomy and advanced laparoscopic and vaginal surgery. The residents continue to grow in their teaching roles and serve in supervisory roles while on many rotations. Exposure to REI continues with a two-month rotation.
Chief Residents continue to be exposed to and gain competency in complicated major procedures and serve in a supervisory role as Chief of their services. Two months are spent on urogynecology, where residents are able to participate in outpatient, surgical and inpatient management of prolapse and incontinence. A month is spent in the outpatient setting with a focus on pelvic pain and vulvar disorders.