The emphasis of this four-year Residency Training Program is on the basic tenets of obstetrics and gynecology at the bedside, in the delivery room, in the operating room and in outpatient services. There are 16 resident positions, four in each year of a four-year training program.
The clinical service of obstetrics involves approximately 30% at risk or high-risk patients seen during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods. The gynecological and oncological services have a large number of operative cases involving a variety of gynecological pathologies. There are specialty clinics in maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, gynecological oncology, urogynecology and pre-invasive disease of the lower genital tract (colposcopy). Each section is headed by a board-certified subspecialist and possesses the latest in technology to advance the educational goals of the resident staff as well as enhance the care of their patients.
The residency is organized to optimize the development of the resident through feedback; an assigned faculty mentor and the Program Director serve as facilitators. At the completion of four years, the resident will have experienced every possible clinical condition noted in the specialty and will have acquired the necessary training to continue into a fellowship, function as a specialist or consultant in the field as well as serve as a primary care provider.
The didactic sessions are held on Tuesdays, when a five-hour block of protected time for the residents has been set aside. Included in this time are presentations of interesting clinical cases by our PGY-4 residents, Grand Rounds lectures by regional and nationally recognized speakers, as well as core chapter reviews, research reviews, and speakers from within the department and hospital involving a multitude of topics relevant to the specialty.
Research is encouraged during the residency and is facilitated by the assignment of a preceptor/mentor to guide the resident through the clinical areas of interest. A Research Coordinator and part-time Research Director are both available to review the statistical as well as essential structure of each research project. In addition, Journal Clubs and literature reviews allow review of various study methodologies. See 2008 research projects.
Simone Glover, Residency Program Coordinator
Applications are accepted through ERAS.
Residents are assigned 18 months of obstetrics of which three months are assigned, during the second year, to the Section of Maternal Fetal Medicine; 18 months in Gynecology of which three months are in the Sections of Gynecological Oncology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, respectively. The Primary Care objectives are accomplished in the first and second years and comprise a total of six months. These six months encompass rotations in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine. In addition to the primary care rotations, specialists in the areas of family practice assist in the Ob/Gyn clinic settings to enhance the primary care exposure throughout the four years. Residents obtain experience in critical care by rotations in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.ShareThis 
The call schedule is every four nights for 11 of the 12 months and the program complies with NYS-405 regulations and accomplishes this with the assistance of four physician's assistants and eight midwives.
Residents are given four weeks vacation per year. The PGY 1-3 residents are assigned vacations every three months over an 11-month period and the PGY-4 residents take their vacations in June. Conference time is allotted for the PGY-4 residents to attend a general review course in preparation for the written examination.ShareThis