Resident Training Program
Throughout the four year training period, the faculty seeks to develop a resident's clinical skills while simultaneously encouraging academic pursuits. Our philosophy is to provide continuity of care and progressive responsibility in a fashion supervised, but not dictated by faculty. Believing that Obstetrics and Gynecology is a continuing learning experience throughout one's professional life, we attempt to instill into physicians the capacity to evaluate new advances and integrate them into clinical practice. We also emphasize the development of life-long learning habits.
In the first year, the resident has rotations in Obstetrics, Ambulatory Care, High Risk Obstetrics, Gynecology, Ultrasound and Surgical Critical Care at the Regional Medical Center. One rotation in Women’s Health/Office Gynecology is spent at the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center. One rotation is spent in gynecologic oncology.
Second year rotations include Obstetrics, Ambulatory Care and High Risk Obstetrics at the Regional Medical Center. Four rotations in gynecology are shared between the Regional Medical Center, Baptist Women’s Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. The private hospital experiences provide a significant volume of gynecologic surgery in a one-on-one resident/staff setting, as the resident develops skills in pelvic surgery. One rotation each is spent on gynecologic oncology and reproductive endocrinology.
The third year consists of rotations in Obstetrics, Ambulatory Care and High Risk Obstetrics at the Regional Medical Center. Three rotations in gynecology are shared between the Regional Medical Center, Baptist Women’s Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. The private hospital experience provides a significant volume of gynecologic surgery in a one-on-one resident/staff setting, allowing the resident to refine basic surgical procedures while also providing independent learning. Third year residents also spend one rotation on gynecologic oncology and one on reproductive endocrinology, receiving more responsibility on the team than in the previous year. One rotation may be used for an Elective in the third year.
In the fourth year, senior residents have a supervisory role, receiving a significant amount of responsibility in patient care and teaching. At the same time, the fourth year is an opportunity to maximize learning through these roles. Four rotations are spent on Obstetrics and Ambulatory Care. Four and one-half months on gynecology are split between individual rotations at the Regional Medical Center, Baptist Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. One rotation each is spent as the senior resident on the gynecologic oncology and urogynecology services. One rotation is dedicated to Preparation for Practice.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
853 Jefferson Avenue, Rm E102
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-4795
Fax: (901) 448-7075