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Curriculum

Residents in obstetrics and gynecology rotate through a wide range of clinical services including obstetrics, gynecology, perinatology, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, inpatient medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine. Additionally, throughout the four years of residency, all residents spend a half day each week at The Women's Center (ambulatory clinic) seeing their continuity patients. Elective time is scheduled during the third year where residents can select the rotation they want – in the hospital or outside.

Please check the rotation schedule for details.

Scholarly Activity

Rochester General Hospital’s faculty is engaged in a wide range of scholarly activities. Each resident is expected, with the help of a faculty preceptor, to develop and carry out a scholarly project during the course of the residency program. The resident will share this work with peers and faculty at the Resident Academic Day held in the spring.

Weekly didactics Schedule

A considerable effort has been made to structure the schedule so that residents can focus their attention toward meaningful study. Extensive use of physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, and faculty attending physicians enables our program to provide residents protected time for various academic activities every Wednesday from 8AM to 1:00 pm and for Grand Rounds on Thursdays from 7:30 am to 8:30 am.

Animal Lab/simulation lab / Hands on surgical training

Residents trained in our residency program graduate with very high levels of surgical experience especially in different GYN procedures – both open and laparoscopic including the latest DaVinci robotic surgery. Each residents get the opportunity to improve surgical skills through various animal labs, simulation training and hands on surgical training. There are three laparoscopic training simulators for the residents to learn and brush up their laparoscopic skills. Well euipped Sahler Animal lab provides facilities for residents to practice open, laparoscopic and laser surgical techniques.  Residents also get trained on robotic surgical techniques through web based and hands on training

On-Call Schedule

In an effort to reduce the workload on residents a night float system has been introduced into the program. Residents have to go through eight (8) weeks of the night float rotation in a year. A senior and a junior resident will cover night calls (from 5:00 pm to 7:00 am) from Sunday - Thursday.  The rest of the resident team will take rotations covering the weekend, including 24 hours call on Saturday. There will be a mid-level provider available on all shifts to share the workload and help the residents gain maximum clinical experience. Resident on-call time per week is never greater than 80 hours, as the residency program strictly adheres to the on-call requirements established by the New York State Department of Health.

Supervision

During week days, a faculty attending physician is assigned to supervise residents participating in each of the rotations: a percepting faculty member at the outpatient clinic, The Women’s Center, at the Birthing Center, and at the GYN surgical area including the ED. There is a supervising attending physician in the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Vacations and Meetings

All residents receive four weeks of vacation per year. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology sponsors each chief resident for one conference a year, and the department will also sponsor a resident for a meeting at which the resident is presenting a paper.