Comprehensive and Collaborative Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

The residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital is an ACGME accredited four-year program housed in one of the only freestanding women's hospitals in the country. In the context of the hospital's long-standing history of innovation, excellence in education and research continues to be encouraged and supported by our faculty.

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Program Aims

The following program aims are critical components of our Obstetrics and Gynecology training:

  1. Prepare graduates for an academic career in obstetrics and gynecology.
    Resources: Exposure to all four ACGME fellowships, academic generalist group with strong attendance in SASGOG, research program, quality curriculum, advocacy curriculum, budgeted dollars and time for conference attendance.
  2. Establish patterns of inquisitiveness that lead to life-long learning.
    Resources: Resident-designed reading curriculum, journal clubs by subspecialty divisions, clinical quest, evidence-based learning on rotations.
  3. Encourage patient-centered care that is culturally aware and provides service to the community and the rest of the world.
    Resources: Voice of the patient sessions, participation in a reverse ride-along program with neighborhood leaders, resident-led sexual education sessions in Cleveland middle schools, CNM community baby showers, global health track, community service committee, diversity committee.
  4. Train residents to demonstrate excellence in inter-professional teamwork and professionalism.
    Resources: Nurse shadow program, CNM faculty, professionalism committee, health sciences curriculum, leadership institute.

Clinical Training

Residents obtain excellent surgical training from a variety of subspecialists and one of the largest academic generalist groups in the country. The resident obstetric experience is notable for its high volume and high acuity as well as for its exposure to the largest midwifery practice in the region. Training is additionally enhanced by early exposure to the gynecologic subspecialties. Our focus on quality, safety, and teamwork ensure that our residents have the skills necessary to become future leaders in health care.

What Sets Our Program Apart

In addition to the standard curriculum, our program includes:

  • Global health scholars tract
  • Ryan Residency Training Program designation
  • Elective rotations for clinical exploration and research: one in the PGY2 year, two in the PGY3 year, and three in the PGY4 year
  • Dedicated cesarean section rotation in the PGY2 and PGY3 years

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