Director's Letter

Kimberly Gecsi, MD

Kimberly Gecsi, MD

Residency Program Director

Thank you for your interest in our OB/GYN Residency Program. We are very proud of our educational program at University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital. Residents and faculty in our program come from a variety of backgrounds and medical schools. Our diversity provides a rich learning environment where collaboration is encouraged. Residents starting in PGY1 are involved on hospital committees, quality review meetings and research projects. Additionally, we work closely with a group of outstanding certified nurse-midwife (CNM) and nurse practitioner (NP) colleagues in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.

Obstetrical training is provided exclusively at UH MacDonald Women's Hospital. Our labor and delivery unit sees around 4,000 deliveries every year. Our largely urban patient population and status as a regional tertiary referral center provides a variety of medical diagnoses typically seen only at institutions with higher obstetrical volumes. Residents are intimately involved with all of our patients and are given graduated autonomy in patient management. Training in breech delivery, ultrasound, operative vaginal delivery and trial of labor after cesarean section is offered to every resident. Our growing Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine draws patients from all over Northeast Ohio and provides educational and research expertise to our physician trainees.

The majority of residents' gynecologic surgical experience is at our main campus hospital, but procedures at our large network of community hospitals are also available for residents' learning. Faculty from our division of General OB/GYN provide the backbone of GYN surgical training both in the hospital and the outpatient setting. Subspecialists in GYN oncology, female pelvic medicine and reproductive surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and reproductive endocrinology further enhance residents' surgical skills as well as provide opportunities for research. Residents graduate with excellent competency in vaginal hysterectomy, robotic surgery and complicated laparoscopy.

We encourage all of our residents to follow their own path. Some desire extra training in advocacy and leadership. Some are interested in excelling in research. Others are dedicated to global health and serving the underserved. We offer programs and opportunities in each of these areas and encourage residents to grow and explore during their time with us. Electives in the PGY2, PGY3 and PGY4 years allow for time to pursue away electives, research time or international travel. University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University have a rich history of dedication to the training of physicians and researchers. Please contact us with questions as you learn about our educational program.

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