Many of our residents consider their third year to be their favorite. They are exposed to more surgical subspecialties and participate in more advanced gynecologic surgeries, including laparoscopic and vaginal cases. During the obstetric rotation, PGY 3's run the perinatal triage unit, which involves working with a junior resident and mid-level providers.
During the second half of this year, residents have a one-month, call-free elective. The specific nature of this rotation is left up to the resident based on interests and career plans. Many residents have taken advantage of the Harrison Fellowship, an internal monetary grant encouraging exposure to international medicine, and spend this month practicing obstetrics and gynecology abroad.
In recent years, our residents have spent elective months on six different continents. Other residents stay closer to home to do research, to spend more time on subspecialties (i.e., urogynecology, MFM, gynecologic oncology), or to observe unique technologic advances in the field (i.e., fetal surgery). This elective and the opportunities afforded by the Harrison Fellowship are unique features of Pennsylvania Hospital's program.
- Obstetrics (2 months)
- Gynecology (2 months)
- Night Float (2 months)
- Chester County Hospital (2 months) Gyn surgical rotation
- Ambulatory (2 month)
- Elective (1 month)
- REI (1 month)