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 the career of their choice in OB/GYN. Resources: Residents work with a strong academic generalist OB/GYN group, OB Hospitalists, MIGS specialists and sub-specialists all four ACGME fellowships. They design their rotation schedule to explore their interests, with significant time dedicated to electives – in global health, research, advocacy or other tracks.
  2. Provide evidence-based, high quality patient care with an academic focus. Resources: Resident-designed reading curriculum, journal clubs by subspecialty divisions, clinical quest, evidence-based learning on rotations. 
  3. Focus on patient-centered care, founded on diversity, inclusion and equity, in service to our local community and 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 become leaders and members of highly effective teams. 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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