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Education & Training

The goal of our OB/GYN residency program is to educate physicians to become outstanding obstetrician-gynecologists who are fully capable of becoming leaders in all areas of women's healthcare. UH MacDonald Women's Hospital serves as a tertiary referral center, affording robust obstetrics and gynecologic experiences in addition to exposure to all major subspecialties. The breadth of resident clinical experience is enhanced by a myriad of educational conferences/sessions and workshops on Wednesday mornings, including formal programs in research and advocacy.

The clinical curriculum consists of twelve rotations each year with each rotation lasting one month. The number of vacation days is specific to the postgraduate year of training.

OB/GYN Sample Schedule of Rotations
Month PGY-1 PGY-2 PGY-3 PGY-4
1 OB Days OB Nights Gynecology Gynecology
2 Ambulatory Oncology MFM Gynecology
3 Gynecology REI OB Days OB Days
4 OB Nights Gynecology Oncology Elective
5 MFM OB ED Elective OB Nights
6 Oncology MFM FPMRS Jeopardy
7 OB Nights Family Planning MFM Ambulatory
8 MFM OB Days Jeopardy OB Days
9 Gynecology Elective OB Nights REI
10 Oncology FPMRS Oncology Ambulatory
11 OB Days Oncology Elective OB Nights
12 Ambulatory MFM OB ED Elective

Whether a resident is interested in pursuing a fellowship, an academic career, or a private practice position, we provide outstanding resources and hope to nurture a lifelong commitment to learning and clinical excellence.


Throughout their four years at UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, resident involvement in research is encouraged and supported. As part of the curriculum, residents receive lectures on research development, faculty mentorship, and funding for conference presentations. Notably, our residents have ample opportunities for collaboration given our location on Case Western Reserve University's campus. Historically, resident projects have resulted in presentations at local or national meetings and in publications in peer-reviewed journals.