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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Resident group photoIn making the transition from medical school to residency, interns are given graduated levels of responsibility and independence

Off-service rotations are completed during this year to provide a strong foundation of general medical knowledge and skill, and to gain familiarity with colleagues in other departments.    


  • Obstetrics (2 months) – The Obstetrics intern learns the management of normal labor, delivery, and postpartum care. This includes performing uncomplicated, full-term vaginal and cesarean deliveries. The intern is also the primary resident in charge of the postpartum floor, working alongside mid-level providers who manage most of the uncomplicated postpartum patients.
  • Gynecology (2 months) – Intern gynecological surgical experience includes mostly minor cases, including LEEP, hysteroscopy, and tubal ligations. Interns are first call for Emergency Department consults and for benign gynecology post-operative patients.
  • Night Float (2 months) – This rotation helps develop autonomy and independent thinking, as well as provide even work-flow within the duty hours guidelines set forth by the ACGME. The intern works with the rest of the night float team to provide care for all of the Ob/Gyn patients in the hospital. Specifically, the intern helps manage and deliver all uncomplicated, full-term labor patients as well as the benign gynecology inpatients.
  • Ambulatory (2 months) – Includes urogynecology, REI, family planning, and continuity clinic. This rotation is designed to develop skill in the management of outpatients. As the junior member of a team, the intern on service will learn the basics of physical examination and office management of obstetric and gynecologic issues.
  • Off-Service Rotations (2 months) – In addition to expanding your knowledge base, these rotations expose interns to colleagues in other departments. These relationships are later useful for residents in order to collaborate with subspecialists from other departments to care for complicated patients.
    • ICU (1 month) – Combined medical and surgical ICU, code team
    • Inpatient Medicine (1 month)

Gynecologic Oncology (2 months) - This rotation is designed to develop skill in the management of oncologic patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

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